24. January 2019

Krishnendu Ray (NYU Steinhardt)

Incommensurable values in an unequal world: hierarchy of taste

IG-Farbenhaus, EG 311, 16:15 Uhr

Working at the intersection of the sociology of evaluative processes and immigration studies this talk interrogates how migrants come to lodge themselves in the quintessential food business in a megacity. At what cost and for what opportunities? What does that do to the established hierarchy of taste in New York City, and how do they transform it over time?