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Tuesday, March 31 • 1:15pm - Saturday, March 15 • 1:30pm
Lucas de Azambuja: Radical Lifestyles: Identity Work and Socialism on Campus

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The relationship between lifestyle, and boundary and identity work may lead to the reproduction of inequalities even were such dynamics seem antithetical, and contrary to a social group’s purported goals. An analysis of the boundary work done by the members of a small college student run Socialist party and the processes in the reproduction of inequalities found in this group will demonstrate how widespread these dynamics can be. Related to this analysis will be an investigation of the socio-economic status of the members of the party and attendants to their meetings, as reflected by both the socio-economic class of their parents, and more broadly as defined by their role as college students. Using collected data from participant observation and semi-structured interviews, along with theoretical reference to both interactionist work on inequality, and more Structuralist or Marxian literature on culture, and lifestyle, I hope to bring to light some of these processes and the broader forces behind them. This work will not only not only contribute to the literature on lifestyle and the reproduction of inequalities, but may also be of some use to the study of social movements, and social change.

Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:15pm - Saturday March 15, 2031 1:30pm EDT
Civic Center - Meeting Room A-1 - Ground Floor 505 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

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