Rick Fantasia, Department of Sociology, Smith College

At Work with Bourdieu

Reign of le Terroir: French Gastronomy in the Age of Neo-Liberalism

Tuesday, March 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Labor Solidarity: From Social Drama to Practical Myth

Wednesday, March 20, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, March 21, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


RICK FANTASIA is the Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. His research has been driven by questions of labor and of culture, and their interpenetration, both in the U.S. and in France. He writes periodically for Le Monde Diplomatique and is the author of Cultures of Solidarity and co-author (with Kim Voss) of Hard Work. His recent research has concerned the symbolic economy of French gastronomy and the dynamics of its transformation as a cultural field.