|13 Mar 2009 - 15 Mar 2009||All day||CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane|
Richard Sennett (New York University/Visiting Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge)
Craig Calhoun (New York University/President, Social Science Research Council)
Vic Seidler (Goldsmiths, University of London/Professor of Sociology)
Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths, University of London/Professor of Media and Communications)
NYLON was created in 2001 by Craig Calhoun and Richard Sennett of New York University. It began as a network of young scholars within the two institutions and collaboration between them. Today, NYLON has expanded beyond its original boundaries; it now includes members from Cambridge and Oxford in the U.K.; from Chicago and Los Angeles in the U.S.; and on the Continent from Paris, Budapest and Frankfurt. NYLON researchers share a broad interest in culture and qualitative research methods; more, with ways that social processes turn into concrete cultural forms through practical activity. We are thus exploring informal, improvised social practices, as well as the bones of institutions; again, we try to integrate cultural analysis with an understanding of politics and political economy.
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