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Cancel Culture

March 13, 2019

Today, we discuss “cancel culture”, demands that cultural products are removed from public distribution and circulation when their creators are enmeshed in moral transgressions. The topic has come up in relation to several celebrities, including Roseanne, Louis C.K., R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Tucker Carlson.

Discussants

Seth Abrutyn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. He and Anna Mueller have published several studies on teen suicide in several major journals. He also wrote Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology: Putting the Institution Back in Institutional Analysis (2018, Routledge). Twitter: @seth_abrutyn

Anna Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the University of Chicago’s Department of Human Development. She and Seth Abrutyn have published several studies on teen suicide in several major journals. Twitter: @procAnna

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (2017 University of Minnesota Press).

Gabriel Rossman co-hosts The AnnexHe is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation(2015, Princeton) Twitter: @GabrielRossman

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