"How to do Social Science: From Max Weber to Roy Bhaskar and Beyond?"

Mon, Feb 19, 2018, 12:00 pm
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George Steinmetz

Professor Steinmetz is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Germanic Language and Literatures at the University of Michigan and a Corresponding Member of the Centre de Sociologie européenne, Paris. He is a social theorist and a historical sociologist of states, empires, and social science. He is currently working on two main projects. The first is a project on the emergence of sociology in the former British and French overseas colonies between the 1930s and the 1960s. The second is a reconstruction of sociology as historical socioanalysis. He has also worked on Germany and several of its former colonies (Namibia, Samoa, and Qingdao, China), on social policy at the local and central levels in imperial Germany, on visual sociology, on the rise and fall of the city of Detroit, on the epistemology of the human sciences, and on political and cultural theory.

Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building (JRRB)

"Toward an Endogenous Theory of Corruption: African political violence and access to global capital"

"The Sociology of the Good: Nature, Faith, and Why We Disagree"

Mon, Nov 12, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 165 Wallace Hall

"Coming of Age in the Other America"

Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Causes and Consequences of the Second Golden Age of American Universities, 1980-2015

Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

The Structure of Human Social Networks Promotes Altruistic Behaviors

Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location: 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building