A Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion with Justin Farrell
Justin Farrell argues that the battle for Yellowstone has deep moral, cultural, and spiritual roots that until now have been obscured by the supposedly rational and technical nature of the conflict. Tracing in unprecedented detail the moral causes and consequences of large-scale social change in the American West, he describes how a “new-west” social order has emerged that has devalued traditional American beliefs about manifest destiny and rugged individualism, and how morality and spirituality have influenced the most polarizing and techno-centric conflicts in Yellowstone’s history.
Justin Farrell is assistant professor of sociology at Yale University. He studies environment, culture, religion, and social movements using a mixture of methods from large-scale computational text analysis, qualitative fieldwork, and network science.
This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is open to PU students and faculty. Lunch is provided. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2015.