Addressing the Recognition Gap: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality

01.12.2017 at 18:00

In recent years, advanced industrial societies have experienced growing inequality between the upper middle class and other classes, and multiplying claims for recognition from various groups. Michèle Lamont makes the case for the study of cultural processes of recognition and stigmatization across different contexts and offers evidence of a growing recognition gap, with rigidifying boundaries toward the poor, Muslims and other groups in the US and Europe. Lamont explores how various stigmatized groups have responded to exclusion across three national contexts (the US, Brazil and Israel).

Join us for Prof. Lamont's lecture and a following lively public discussion on exclusion and how people respond to it, including the current social context in Germany.

Lecture by Michèle Lamont (Harvard University)

Public panel discussion with Talja Blokland, Naika Foroutan, Steffen Mau, Gökce Yurdakul (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Maisha Auma (HU Berlin/Stendal)

Auditorium Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum 
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1-3
10117 Berlin