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Memory and the Construction of National Identity

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The Association for the Study of Ethinicity and Nationalism public lecture

Date: Thursday 7 April 2011
Time: 4.45-6.15pm
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Alexander, Dr Paul Connerton 
Chair: Dr Gordana Uzelac

Jeffrey C. Alexander is the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University. With Ron Eyerman, he is Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS). Jeffrey Alexander works in the areas of theory, culture, and politics. He is the author of The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology (Oxford, 2003), Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity (with Eyerman, Giesen, Smelser, and Sztompka, University of California Press, 2004), and The Cambridge Companion to Durkheim (2005), which he has edited with Philip Smith.

Paul Connerton is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Social Anthropology in the University of Cambridge and Honorary Fellow in the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies in the University of London. His books include, The Tragedy of Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 1980); How Societies Remember, (Cambridge University Press, 1989); How Modernity Forgets (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His new book, The Spirit of Mourning: History, Memory and the Body will be published by Cambridge University Press this summer.

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