Alienation and Sub-Alterity: Race, Ethnicity, and Struggle, Part I

Monday, July 14, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: Booth 63
RC36 Alienation Theory and Research (host committee)

Language: English

In line with the World Congress focus on “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology”, this session explores alienation and sub-alterity through the lens of race, ethnicity and nation. Panelists examine ways that the institutions of society impose structures that rank and organize groups according to historically entrenched hierarchies yet individuals and groups struggle against, challenge and resist this process. The papers explore ways that inequality is embedded in perpetuated by the prison system, through the economic and political arrangements, and ideological and structural processes related to community and belonging.
Session Organizer:
Lauren LANGMAN, Loyola University of Chicago, USA
Diversity Ideology, Alienation and Social Exclusion in the Post U.S.-Civil Rights Era (Oral Presentation)
David EMBRICK, Loyola University of Chicago, USA

Decolonizing Knowledge(s) in 21st Century Political Struggles (Oral Presentation)
Rose BREWER, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA

Stories of My America: Race and Nation in the Contemporary US (Oral Presentation)
Melanie E L BUSH, Adelphi University, USA