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The Changing Field of Power in Post-Martial Law Taiwan

Thomas B Gold, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

RSVP to: alice.carter@stanford.edu

Lunch will be provided

Professor Gold will make a presentation that is part of a larger book project that applies the theory of fields as elaborated by Pierre Bourdieu, Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam to the remaking of Taiwan since the end of martial law in 1987. He argues that political democratization is only one part of the larger dispersal of all forms of power (what Bourdieu terms “capital”) away from the tight centralized control of the mainlander—dominated KMT to broader segments of Taiwan’s society. This talk will look at this process of the breakdown and reconstruction of the old order of various fields, in particular the political, economic and cultural fields, and the effect of this on the overarching field of power. 

Friday, November 08, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Reuben Hills Conference Room, 2nd Floor Encina Hall, East

Democracy in Taiwan Project
Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)