In a world characterized by rapid and serious climate change and loss of biodiversity it is time to challenge established truths and assumptions and take the time to explore more deeply the tasks we are faced with. How can we make changes that both answer the problems we are faced with and creates better societies and lives for everyone?
We invite you to join us for the launch of Karen O'Brien's new book You Matter More Than You Think.
In this seminar, Céline Bessière (Paris Dauphine University) and Sibylle Gollac (CNRS) will present their work on wealth accumulation, class and gender. Their recent book, "Le Genre du capital: Comment la famille reproduit les inégalités" (Paris, La Découverte, 2020), draws on family monographs extending 15 years of ethnography. In combination with statistical material, this impressive work brings attention to the ways in which families perpetuate wealth inequalities.
Unpacking the Modern Working Class & the Classes and Elites Research Seminar present two seminars on the Working Class and Social Inequality in the 21st Century.
In this second webinar, Wendy Bottero (University of Manchester) will discuss research on ordinary people’s understandings of inequality and Shamus Khan (Princeton University) will give a talk in which he argues that contemporary understandings of inequality are obscured by elite- and economic determinism.
Unpacking the Modern Working Class & the Classes and Elites Research Seminar present two seminars on the Working Class and Social Inequality in the 21st Century. In this first webinar, Marianne Nordli Hansen (University of Oslo) will give an introduction and present insights from studying the Norwegian working class. Mike Savage (London School of Economics) will be discussing themes from his recently published book The Return of Inequality.
Virtual reading series from "Our Entangled Future", an anthology of short, inspiring and hopeful climate fiction stories. The authors' readings will be followed by a conversation on narratives as a tool for envisioning solution spaces.
Virtual reading series from "Our Entangled Future", an anthology of short, inspiring and hopeful climate fiction stories. The authors' readings will be followed by a conversation on narratives as a tool for envisioning solution spaces. There will be two readings in May.
Join the CityStudio Oslo ‘Making of’ Information session to get a behind the scenes understanding of this unique study opportunity.
The winter seminar is a meeting place for human geographers where we discuss topics that are relevant across the discipline's different tracks. This year's theme is "borders".
Elisabeth Schimpfössl: Rich Russians’ Morality of Success
A recording of this event is available here.
Class voting has been one of the most wide-spread and persistent patterns of voting behavior in Western democracies throughout the 20th century. Understanding its decline is an important part of understanding the current political situation. This talk by Dr. Erik Vestin (Dalarna University) will present new results on the explanation of this decline.
Master i statsvitenskap Stine Hesstvedt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d. (philosophiae doctor) ved Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi.
The Politics of Expert Advice: A Study of Governments’ Use of Policy Advisory Commissions in Norway, 1972-2018
The analysis of relations between classes and politics must take into account the attitudes of members of these classes towards the political domain. The aim of this presentation is to present and discuss the different parameters that characterize these political attitudes.
We invite all interested PhD students to take part in this Zoom-based PhD course, organized by Per Gunnar Røe and Karen O'Brien.
Master i sosiologi-antropologi Anders Næss vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d. (philosophiae doctor) ved Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi.
Migration, super-diversity, and health: studies on immigrants’ health care integration in Norway
Over the last ten years the issue of Europe has been placed at the centre of major political conflicts, revealing profound splits in society. These splits are represented in terms of an opposition between those countries on the losing and those on the winning sides of globalisation. Inequalities beyond those nations are critically absent from the debate. Cedric Hugrée, Etienne Penissat and Alexis Spire will join us to present their new work on social class inequalities.
How does the current crisis shed light on questions regarding the relationship between science, policy and democracy? Professor Cathrine Holst gives the 2020 Annual Lecture at the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences.
Master i migrasjon og etniske studier Brit Lynnebakke vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d. (philosophiae doctor) ved Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi.
Belonging, inclusion and local identity. A study on internal and international in-migration in three Norwegian rural municipalities
Drawing on both his own ethnography of the French bourgeoisie, as well as a number of contributions particularly from French sociology, Kevin Geay discusses important lessons for the sociology of elites.
A new ethnography paints a fresh picture of the Parisian bourgeoisie and their relationship to politics. In this talk, its author Kevin Geay presents some of its main findings.
Join Karen O’Brien and her guests, Indra Adnan (The Alternative UK) and Dr Monica Sharma (renowned leadership practitioner and expert) for an exploration of the important theme of agency, which is discussed in Karen’s new book You Matter More Than You Think: Quantum Social Change in Response to a World in Crisis.
Join us for an webinar and conversation with Karen O´Brien about her new book. Karen will present some of the key themes in the draft and then invited guests will reflect on quantum social change and its implications for climate change.
Online webinar: Can populism flourish during a pandemic? Are we witnessing a multicultural nationalism? These are the two of the questions asked by Rogers Brubaker and Tariq Modood in this webinar.
ISS will host the second Winter Seminar in Human Geography in Oslo, inviting social geographers from all over the country to academic discussions and socializing.