Marta Soler, Center for Research in Theories and Practices for Overcoming Inequalities, University of Barcelona

Overcoming Social Inequality

“Beyond Bourdieu: Literary Gatherings and Community Involvement for Social Change”

Tuesday, November 18, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“Overcoming Social Exclusion: The Role of Critical Communicative Methodology”

Wednesday, November 19, 4 pm, 8417 Social Sciences Building

Public Seminar

Thursday, November 20, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences Building

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program

MARTA SOLER (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Professor of Sociological Theory and Director of CREA, the Center for Research in Theories and Practices for Overcoming Inequalities, at the University of Barcelona. CREA engages in research projects that contribute to theoretical and practical developments in the social sciences. It is chiefly concerned with the analysis of, and the development of measures aimed at overcoming, social inequalities in relation to gender relations, Roma people (also known as gypsies), migration, labor markets, and culture, among others. The author of Lenguage y Ciencias Sociales (2004), Professor Soler was a member of the research project “Workalo, which led to the European Parliament’s official recognition of the Romà in Europe.

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Flecha, Ramon et al. “The dialogic turn in the social sciences” in Flecha, R.; Gómez, J.; Puigvert, L. Contemporary Sociological Theory. New York, pp, 128-134. New York: Peter Lang, 2001.
Searle, John and Soler, Marta (ed). Introduction to the book “Language Introduction to the book “Language and social sciences”, Unpublished English translation from “Lenguaje y Ciencias Sociales”, Barcelona: Roure-Ciencia, 2004.
Gomez, Jesus et al. “Critical communicative methodology and the dialogic society” in Gomez, J.; Latorre, A.; Sanchez, M.; Flecha, R. Metodología Comunicativa Crítica. Barcelona: Roure-Ciencia, 2006. Unpublished English Translation