~~~ Interviews ~~~

Here, Loïc Wacquant discusses the folk category of the ‘underclass’ and  his use of ethnographic investigation of the Chicago ghetto as an amateur boxing to explain the connections between the state, the ghetto, the body. He also discuses the need of an apprenticeship to sociologically understand practice and how the ‘ethic of sacrifice’, and its accompanying moral and practical lessons, are inscribed onto the body, as oppose to formal forms of pedagogy.

Here Loïc Wacquant, at The Danish National Centre for Social Research on May 30th 2013, clarifys the conceptual and structural misunderstandings between ethnic clusters and ghettos. He also comments on the political mis-use of the term ‘ghetto’ and its relation to adequate social policy.


~~~ Full Lectures ~~~

This is the full Lecture of the sixth Roth-Symonds Lecture and keynote address to the Symposium on Spatial Illiteracies, delivered at the Yale School of Architecture on March 27, 2009. An abridged and revised version was published with The Yale Architectural Journal, Perspecta 43.

This lecture ‘Bringing the Penal State Back In’ was delivered on October 6, 2009 at the London School of Economics.

This lecture was delivered on January 20, 2012, at Gothenburg, Sweden on the topics of Advanced Marginality, Ethno-racial divisions, and a sociology of neoliberalism.

This keynote lecture was delivered on June 21, 2012, at Paris, France, at the 3rd Conference of the International Network for the Study of Advanced Urban Marginality.  His lecture, ‘Urban Marginality and the State,’ is a discussion on the sociological understanding of the state and how they deal with ” problem categories and problem territories, that is the populations pushed or trapped at the bottom of symbolic, social, and physical space in the metropolis. ”

This lecture was given at UC Berkeley’s Center on Institutions and Governance on November 17, 2006 with Prof. Loïc Wacquant and Tyler, Stovall. His lecture ‘Burn Baby Burn, French Style? Roots of the Riots in Urban France’ discusses the roots of numerous riots and destruction experienced in France’s cities in 2005 and 2006 and their relation to class, ‘race’, and the state.

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