The Working Group on Globalization and Culture meets regularly to discuss common readings, to develop collective and individual research projects, and to present that research publicly. The general theme for the working group is globalization and culture, with three principal aspects: a) the globalization of cultural industries and goods, and its consequences for patterns of everyday life as well as for forms of fiction, film, broadcasting, and music; b) the trajectories of social movements and their relation to patterns of migration, the rise of global cities, the transformation of labor processes, and forms of ethnic, class, and gender conflict; c) the emergence of and debates within transnational social and cultural theory. The specific focus, projects, and directions of the working group are determined by the interests, expertise, and ambitions of the members of the group, and change as its members change.
Click here for our full website; some of our recent work has appeared in Transforming Anthropology, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/traa.12027/abstract, and on Social Text Periscope, http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/going_into_debt/
We meet on Mondays, 1:30-3:20
To inquire about joining the working group, contact Michael Denning.