Archives for "Sociology"

Friday

April 20, 2007 9:03 am

Don't look now, but we've been medicalized

Not so long ago, shyness was usually seen as a random character trait, sadness the natural reaction to misfortune and alcoholism a sign of personal weakness. In recent decades those conditions, and many others, have been “medicalized” — associated with biological causes and redefined as medical diagnoses, not merely products of personality or fate.

Friday

February 16, 2007 4:34 pm

Trade-agreement analysis wins book award for college sociologist

The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur, an analysis written by Bates College sociologist Francesco Duina, has been named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by the editors of Choice magazine, published by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Friday, March 23, Duina is scheduled to present the book in a store appearance at Books Etc., 38 Exchange St., Portland.

Tuesday

February 6, 2007 1:26 pm

Whitehouse Professor of Sociology Emily Kane challenges privilege

In celebration of her appointment as Whitehouse Professor of Sociology at Bates College, Emily Kane leads a panel discussion on “Disrupting Privilege: Inequality, Community and Social Change” Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge.

Monday

January 29, 2007 2:10 pm

Harvard sociologist discusses African American tradition

Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, will give a talk titled “King’s Dream, American Realities: Paradoxical Trends in the African-American Condition” Sunday, Feb. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

December 1, 2006 3:58 pm

Bates awards Johnson, Whitehouse professorships

Bates College has recently appointed two faculty members to four-year term professorships, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced.

Tuesday

May 23, 2006 12:00 am

'Betty Bates' materials show progress in women's rights

The past retains its power to surprise today’s students, as Alison Vander Zanden ’06 learned during the winter. In a research project for the course “Sociology of Gender,” taught by professor Emily Kane, Vander Zanden was the latest student to delve into the regulatory “Bates Blue Books” and advice booklets that prescribed the limits of student life at the college.

Monday

November 14, 2005 3:21 pm

Bates hosts discussion of harassment prevention program

Local high school students and staff will join Steve Wessler, director of the Maine Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, for a discussion of the “Unity Project,” a multiyear harassment prevention program built around the use of peer influence, at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend the event, co-sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and the education department at Bates, free of charge. For more information, please call 207-786-8235.

Wednesday

March 16, 2005 11:57 am

Conservative pundit William Kristol to speak

Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, one of the nation’s most influential neoconservative commentators, visits Bates College to discuss the impact of Sept. 11 on American foreign policy Wednesday, March 23, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Monday

January 26, 2004 11:08 am

Jean Kilbourne, ad critic and 'Lecturer of the Year,' to speak

Internationally recognized for her pioneering work on how advertising represents alcohol, tobacco and the image of women, author Jean Kilbourne offers a slide presentation titled “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Image of Women” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

October 21, 2003 8:11 am

Sociologist to discuss race and diversity at Bates

Troy Duster, professor of sociology at New York University, will give a talk titled “Colorblindness and the Veil of Privilege: From Redress to Diversity and Back” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue, Bates College. Sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action and Institutional Diversity, the talk is open to the public free of charge.