Inequalities Seminar: Addressing recognition gaps: destigmatization processes and the making of inequality

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Speaker: Michele Lamont (Harvard University)

Inequality is a multidimensional process that you cannot understand only by looking at distribution.

This talk brought together three lines of research focused on destigmatization processes (as they pertain to African Americans, people with HIV-AIDs, and the obese); cultural processes feeding into inequality; and recognition gaps experienced by white working-class men in the United States and France, and stigmatized groups in Brazil, Israel, and the United States. From these studies, Michele Lamont proposed an agenda for the empirical analysis of recognition, which she views as an essential but largely missing dimension to the study of inequality.

Watch below:

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