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Eberstadt Lecture: NSSR Sociologist Eiko Ikegami

Eberstadt Lecture: NSSR Sociologist Eiko Ikegami

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

The New School for Social Research's inaugural Walter Eberstadt Lecture features Dr. Eiko Ikegami delivering a talk entitled: "Gods, Power, and Common Folks: City and Religion in Japan".

Dr. Eiko Ikegami’s research and teaching focuses on comparative historical sociology, Japanese society, economic sociology and the sociology of culture. Her current work focuses on public spheres in comparative perspective, civility, state formation and capitalism in Japan, and identities, network, and social change. She is the author of The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan and Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and Political Origins of Japanese Culture, which won five book prizes in fields from cultural and political sociology to Asian studies.

She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at the Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library. Before coming to The New School, she held positions with Yale University and Nihon Keizai Shinbun (The Japan Economic Journal) in Tokyo. In 2003, she was elected to the chair of the Comparative Historical Sociology, a section of the American Sociological Association.

There will be a reception following the talk to celebrate the dedication of the Walter and Vera Eberstadt Student Lounge.

Free admission, but reservations strongly suggested (register using the link on the right.)

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