Jeff Goldfarb chats with Peter Berger, Oct. 30, 2014 © Zachary Sunderman
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Peter Berger’s Last Visit to The New School for Social Research

Revisiting The Social Construction of Reality

Although circumstances did not permit Peter Berger to attend in person The New School’s conference commemorating the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Social Construction of Reality, it was wonderful to have him with us via Skype (nicely captured with me in the accompanying surreal photo). It was also great to have Thomas Luckmann in a video message, and a group of distinguished scholars who have been informed and provoked by Berger and Luckmann’s masterwork: Alan Sica, Eviatar Zerubavel, Asia Friedman, Steve Hoffman and Silke Steets. …

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Amazon & Whole Foods, Summer Jobs, and Gerrymandering

Past and Present: Episode 89

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the disappearing teen summer job, and the politics of gerrymandering.

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Theresa May, Goop, and Father’s Day

Past and Present: Episode 88

In this week’s episode, Niki, Neil and Natalia debate the outcome of the recent British election, Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop, and the history of Father’s Day.

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Pride Month, the Paris Accords, and Kathy Griffin

Past and Present Episode 87

In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the politics of pride marches, the history of climate change, and Kathy Griffin and the politics of offense.

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Truckers, NATO, and Spelling Bees

Past and Present: Episode 86

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decline of the long-haul trucker, the future of NATO, and the national spelling bee.

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Clean In

How Hotel Workers Fought For a Union -- And Won


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Comey’s Firing, Teeth & Dentistry, and the Bachelorette

Past and Present: Episode 84

On this week’s show, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Jim Comey’s firing, teeth and dental care, and the Bachelorette’s first black star.

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Sweatshop City

Laura Y. Liu

Laura Y. Liu is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School. Her ongoing research project, Sweatshop City, examines the urban geography of migration, industry, and neighborhood change in New York City.

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