Lang

  • Orville Lee

    Associate Professor of Culture and Media

    Office Location:

    Eugene Lang Building

    Profile:

    "The eyes of others our prisons; the thoughts of others our cages." -- V. Woolf 

    Degrees Held:

    PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley;
    MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley;
    AB, History, Washington University

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Sociological Association
    • Modern Language Association

    Recent Publications:


    • Desire for Race (Cambridge University Press, November 2008)

    •    “Race After the Cultural Turn” in Mark Jacobs and Nancy Hanrahan eds., The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture, 2004

    •   Legal Weapons for the Weak? Democratizing the Force of Words in an Uncivil Society,” Law & Social Inquiry 26, 2001

    •  “Classifying Acts: State Speech, Race, and Democracy,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory8, 2001
    • “The Constitution of Meaning: On the Practical Conditions of Social Understanding,” Current Perspectives in Social Theory 20, 2000

    Research Interests:

    Cultural theory, critical theory, knowledge, aesthetics, Bourdieu

    Awards And Honors:

    • Distinguished University Teaching Award. The New School. 2004
    • Clifford Geertz Award for Best Article. 1999. Awarded by the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association for “Culture and Democratic Theory: Toward a Theory of Symbolic Democracy,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 5, 4 (December 1998): 433-455.

    Current Courses:

    Heterodox Identities

    Culture Concepts

    The Literary Object

    Critique as Form

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Honors Thesis (Open Campus)

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Ind Senior Project (Open Campus)

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