Klasse- og eliteseminaret
Visiting fellows Hanna Debska and Tomasz Warczok presenting their current research
Anu Kantola, Jules Naudet and Bruno Cousin: How the wealthy feel and think about the rest.
In this seminar, we bring together Anu Kantola (University of Helsinki - Finland), Bruno Cousin (Sciences Po, CEE - France) and Jules Naudet (CNRS, CEIAS - France). In the course of two presentations, we are offered in-depth analyses of how the upper class feels and thinks about the rest.
In this seminar, we bring together Anne Monier (ESSEC) and Luna Glucksberg (LSE) for a joint seminar on elite philanthropy.
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.
Patrick Sachweh (University of Bremen) will present results from a large mixed-methods project on symbolic boundaries in Germany.
In this session co-organized with C-REX - Centre for Research on Extremism Dr. Koen Damhuis (University of Utrecht) will present his mixed-methods work on radical Right supporters in France and Netherlands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tre skjønnlitterære forfattere og to sosiologer møtes til samtale om hvem arbeiderklassen er i vår tid.
Who are the Finnish top earners, where does their money come for, and what do they think of the society? In her talk, Academy Research Fellow Hanna Kuusela (Tampere University) discusses the different ways in which the Finnish top earners legitimise their own position at the top while undermining some of the basic characteristics of the Nordic model. The talk describes the different cultures of the rich inheritors, managers, and entrepreneurs belonging to the 0.1% of earners in Finland, and demonstrates how the top earners construct moral boundaries vis-à-vis their imagined others: the unemployed, the civil cervants, and the workers. Finally, the talk analyses how their processes of class-making are intertwined with the critique of the welfare state, its taxation, the tripartite cooperation, and also the entire democratic system.
A Sociology for the 21st Century
Velkommen til Klasse- og eliteseminaret: Kvinner i byggebransjen - Hammering it Out.
Professor Vivian Price introduserer og viser hennes prisbelønte dokumentarfilm «Hammering it Out».
Etter å ha tilbragt fire tiår ved prestisjefulle universiteter rundt om i verden, vendte Göran Therborn hjem og fant et Sverige som var langt mer preget av sosial ulikhet og klasseskiller enn da han dro. Som han selv skriver var han i «sjokk»: Konsentrasjonen av formue og fordelingen av inntekt var helt annerledes. Samtidig var det langt flere fattige og skolevesenet var radikalt endret. Hvordan hadde Sverige havnet her?
Er det forskjeller i hvor ofte folk fra ulike sosiale klasser vises på TV? Presenteres de på samme måte,? Fremtrer de i ulike sjangre? Fungerer klasse som en moralsk kategori på TV?
Klasse- og eliteseminaret er glade for å kunne ønske velkommen til åpent seminar om klasse og politiske skillelinjer. Innledere er stipendiat Peter Egge Langsæter og førsteamanuensis Magne Flemmen.
Who’s Your Daddy? Nepotism, Employer Inheritance, and the Intergenerational Persistence of Economic Advantage in Norway
Mats Lillehagen (ISS, UiO)
Are Skeie Hermansen (ISS, UiO)
Mike Savage kommer tilbake til Klasse- og eliteseminaret med nye perspektiver på samtidige ulikhetsmønstre.