And Globalization Will Be Theme Of Lecture And Discussion
23, 2001-- "Religion and Globalization,"
two forces that the world is acutely aware of today, will be the
theme of the third annual Fall Lecture in Culture and Social Theory
at the University of Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 8, with a panel
discussion the following day.
L. Berger, internationally recognized sociologist who is director
of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University,
will deliver the talk at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Minor Hall Auditorium.
His address will focus on the rise of powerful religious movements,
both in the West and outside it, with global reach and influence.
related discussion will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the
Commonwealth Room of Newcomb Hall. The panel will include two other
guest speakers, sociologist George Thomas of Arizona State University
and anthropologist Tulasi Srinivas. The events are sponsored by
U.Va.s Center on Religion and Democracy and Institute for
Advanced Studies in Culture.
is the author of many books on sociological theory, the sociology
of religion, and Third World development. Translated into dozens
of languages, his major books include "The Social Construction
of Reality," "The Homeless Mind," "The
Capitalist Revolution," and "Modernity,
Pluralism, and the Crisis of Meaning." He recently directed
a 10-nation comparative study of cultural globalization to be published
by Oxford University Press in 2002.
analyzes the ways in which religious movements worldwide react to
and shape institutions such as the nation-state, capitalist markets
and individualism. Srinivas received a doctorate in anthropology
and sociology from Boston University this year and researches cultural
globalization and religion.
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856