Fr-Sa Sept 7-8 10a-6pm Interdisciplinary SIG Free Conference
- Fr-Sa Sept 7-8 10a-6pm Interdisciplinary SIG Free Conference
`Racing the Republic: Ethnicity and Inequality in France in American
and World Perspective'
An international and interdisciplinary conference
at the University of California, Berkeley
Loïc Wacquant (Sociology, UC-Berkeley), Tyler Stovall
(History, UC-Berkeley), and Heddy Riss (Program Director,
Center on Institutions and Governance, IGS UC-Berkeley)
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Questions of ethnoracial division (linked to slavery, colonial rule,
and/or immigration), citizenship, and politics loom large today not
only in the United States but also in many other advanced nations.
None is perhaps more urgently concerned with these issues today
than France. And none provides a more fruitful comparative case with
the United States, since the two republics share a germane commitment
to the democratic ideal and a common claim to embody civic
universality. The conference will examine the complex and covert
relationships between race (as denegated species of ethnicity) and
republic in France in American and world-historical perspective.
To download the program
This conference is wheelchair accessible; it is free and open to the
Presentations and discussion will be in English throughout.
For further information
please contact Heddy Riss,Program Director,
Center on Institutions and Governance, hriss@...