Open lecture with Michèle Lamont
- Date: –17:30
- Location: Engelska parken Humanistiska teatern, Thunbergsvägen 3C
- Lecturer: Michéle Lamont is Professor at Harvard University and 108th President of the American Sociological Society. Prof. Lamont will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University's Faculty of Social Science in 2020.
- Organiser: Sociologiska institutionen
- Contact person: Sandra Torres
Welcome to an open honorary degree lecture with the sociologist Michèle Lamont. Find more info and report your attendande at www.soc.uu.se. The lecture will be held in English.
With growing inequality, the American Dream, and its equivalents elsewhere in the world, is becoming less effective as a collective myth. Neoliberalism is leading the upper-middle class toward a mental health crisis while the working class and low-income groups do not have the resources needed to live the dream. It also generates a hardening of symbolic boundaries toward various groups, including ethno-racial communities. One possible way forward is broadening cultural inclusion by promoting new narratives of hope.
Photo: Regine Hendrich.