Ongoing at the moment in DYNAMICS

Spring 2018

(a) Continuing with analyses of the European newspaper data; (b) designing and collecting the new questionnaire for the 2018 survey; (c) analyzing various other data sets on cultural stratification dynamics.



A forthcoming lecture course on the Sociology of Culture

DYNAMICS organizes a lecture course “Sociology of Culture” as part of the teaching at the University of Tampere’s social science program between 16 January and 6 March 2018. Time: Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Venue: Linna 5026-5027. The lecture course is targeted for both BA and MA students of sociology and social sciences more widely. The lectures will be in Finnish and the course description has just been published here.



Upcoming events

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, “Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities“, 15-21 July 2018, Toronto, Canada.

Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Annual Meeting, “Racial Theory, Analysis, and Politics in Trump America“, 4-7 April, 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Sosiologipäivät (Annual Meeting of the Westermarck-Society), “Kiertokulkuja“, 15-16 March 2018, Joensuu, Finland.

Consumer Society Research Center (Kuluttajatutkimuskeskus) weekly Brown Bag  lunch seminar series, 8 March 2018, Helsinki (with Taru giving a presentation on categorical tolerance in the cultural taste).

Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, “As Times Go By: Social and Institutional Change“, 21-25 February 2018, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Sibelius Academy, “Historiantutkimuksen torstaifoorumi”, 18 January 2018, Helsinki (with Semi giving an invited talk about legitimization of popular culture and popularization of highbrow culture).

Past events

A meeting concerning the new survey to be collected in 2018 with the members of the ‘old’ Cultural Capital and Social Differentiation project, Tiedekulma, Helsinki, 24 November 2017.

A meeting concerning the new survey to be collected in 2018, Statistics Finland, 15 November 2017.

A public lecture at the Turku Main Library on Finnish Food Culture and Culinary Taste (given by Taru), 2 November 2017.

28th European Meeting of Cultural Journals, organized by the European network of cultural journals, Eurozine, Tartu, Estonia, 20-22 October 2017, with Semi giving an invited presentation about the study on the changes in the European quality newspapers’ culture sections from 1960 to 2010.

A NOS-HS (The joint committee for Nordic research councils within the humanities and social sciences) workshop “Rising Inequalities”, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-15 September 2017. (Also known as a SCUD Network workshop.)

13th Conference of the European Sociological Association “(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities”, Athens, Greece, 29 August – 1 September 2017.