Global Sociology and the Strong Program in Cultural Sociology

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 21 (Main Building)
RC16 Sociological Theory (host committee)

Language: English

Over the past three decades the Strong Program in Cultural Sociology has progressively diffused across all continents and has managed to command increasing attention on the part of scholars who around the world are interested in the study of culture and of its influence over social life.
The global presence of this paradigm does not only urge us to better characterize the way cultural sociology has developed within each region with an eye to promoting comparative work within this field. It should also encourage us to discuss whether and to what extent cultural sociology may have experienced or may be incubating regional turns across Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Oceania at the theoretical, methodological or empirical levels as a result of its exposure to specific social dynamics within those regions.
At the same time, the international diffusion of Strong Program cultural sociology instigates us to reflect on the extent to which such regional turns might bear an effect over the global trajectory of this paradigm, with an eye to furthering our understanding of citizenship, power, democracy and social difference.
This session will discuss the plurality of meanings, understandings and emphasis that Strong Program cultural sociology takes or may take across different regions. Papers are welcome to discuss them under the frame of a global sociology.
Session Organizers:
Nelson ARTEAGA, FLACSO, Mexico and Carlo TOGNATO, National University of Colombia, Colombia
Between Liturgy and Performance: A Dispute over the Symbolic Space in Mexico.
Javier ARZUAGA MAGNONI, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico; Nelson ARTEAGA, FLACSO, Mexico, Mexico
Forms of Representation As Socio-Discursive Formations: The Case of Mexican Democracy Deficits
Fernando CASTANOS, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
The Strong Program in Cultural Sociology and Social Movement Theory: Reflections from Latin America
Miguel MALO, Fundación Arturo Rosenblueth para el Avance de la Ciencia, Mexico; Ligia TAVERA FENOLLOSA, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Mexico
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