Seminario

Morality, Inequality, and the Power of Categories

7 giugno 2022
Orario di inizio 
15:30
Palazzo di Sociologia - Via Verdi 26, Trento
Professors Room - I floor
Destinatari: 
Comunità universitaria
Partecipazione: 
Prenotazione obbligatoria
Speaker: 
Lyn Spillman - University of Notre Dame

Chair

  • Giuseppe Sciortino, University of Trento

Discussants

  • Andrea Cossu Elena Pavan, University of Trento

Abstract

Sociological contributions to empirical understanding of morality may focus on properties of actors and actions, such as their commitments to different moral foundations, or else on the “moral background” of taken-for-granted categorical presuppositions about others and about fields of action.

In this paper, Professor Lyn Spillman draws on cultural sociology to argue that empirical genealogies of cultural categories offer the better approach to understanding morality in relation to power and inequality.

To illustrate, she draws on recent sociological studies of ethnic and racial stigma, economic justice, and human rights.