Tuesday the 20thof December

Socialization: What is it and why you need it in your conceptual toolbox.

Lecture by Prof. dr. Muriel Darmon (CNRS Paris)

Socialization may appear today as a relic of the past, mentioned only for history sake in introductory textbooks but largely obsolete. But it is certainly a concept worth rediscovering, since it may well be exactly what sociology needs today to advance: a better notion than identity or self to understand social inequalities “under the skin” and to explain both the reproduction and the transformation of societies as they happen through individuals; a more precise, concrete and empirically grounded way to tackle the habitus and to examine the sociogenesis of dispositions that constitute it;  a conceptual tool through which it is possible to understand how and why we act as we act, think as we think, and become what we are.

On the occasion of her soon to be released new book (“Socialization”, published by Polity Books), Prof. Muriel Darmon will come to Brussels and give a talk on the classical, yet much overlooked sociological concept of socialization.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 20/12 from 11:00 to 12:30, in room E.0.04 at the VUB (Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels).