Current and Upcoming Events
Feb 6, 2:30 pm. CLA 0.102. Randall Collins - "Information Technology, the Disappearance of Middle-Class Work, and the Long-Term Crisis of Capitalism." A public lecture by Professor Randall Collins, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. The lecture will be preceded by a workshop for graduate students at 11:30 am. Dr. Randall Collins' work has spanned intellectual history and networks, the study of states and democracy, geopolitics and state breakdown or expansion, ethnic identities, rituals in everyday life, group solidarity, and violence. His award-winning books include The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change; Macro-History: Essays in Sociology of the Long Run; Interaction Ritual Chains; and A Micro-sociological Theory. His current work addresses patterns of violence such as contemporary high-tech war, the comparative study of organized crime, and future crises of capitalist economies. Webpage: sociology.sas.upenn.edu/r_collins.