social theory

disClosure Goes Digital Through UKnowledge

"disClosure," the annual thematic publication on contemporary social theory, has gone digital thanks to UK Libraries' UKnowledge website.

The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Dr. Cormac O'Grada

From the Social Theory Spring 2014 Lecture Series: Market Failures, April 4th, 2014.

 

 

Dr. Greta Krippner

From the Social Theory Spring 2014 Lecture Series: Market Failures, February 28th, 2014.

 

Krippner Discusses 'The Crisis in Market Regulation'

Global financial markets to be discussed in Greta Krippner's lecture, “The Crisis in Market Regulation” Friday, Feb. 28.

The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Dr. Peter Temin

"Lessons of the Great Depression" Dr. Peter Temin of MIT discusses market failures, famine, and crisis.

 

 

They Are Here - Christina Williams and Rachael Hoy

By Victoria Dekle and Brian Connors Manke

Rachael Hoy might be a graduate student in English, but right now her brain is more focused on mapping than sentence fragments.

Emancipation, New Sensibility, and the Challenge of a New Era: Arnold Farr

 

This November, scholars and activists from around the world will gather at UK to attend the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society. Arnold Farr, a philosopher and social theorist here at the University of Kentucky, is organizing the conference, which seeks to examine “Emancipation, New Sensibility, and the Challenge of a New Era.”

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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The Making of an Icon: Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side with Catherine Rottenberg

This past April, the University of Kentucky's Jewish Studies Program was lucky enough to host a lecture with renowned scholar and author Catherine Rottenberg. The talk, titled "The Making of an Icon: Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side," concluded a series of special events hosted over the past year by the Jewish Studies Program. Rottenberg is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics and the Gender Studies Program of Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel. She is also the author of Performing Americanness: Race, Class, and Gender in Modern African-American and Jewish-American Literature.

 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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The Origins of Religious Disbelief: Will Gervais

According to recent research, approximately one in five Americans don’t identify with a religion. Will Gervais, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, studies the origins of atheism, and is a recent addition to UK's faculty. In January 2013, he co-authored an article, "The Origins of Religious Disbelief," in the journal, Trends in cognitive sciences. Co-written with Ara Norenzayan from the University of British Columbia, the article defines four different types of atheism and their origins. 

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