• Michèle Lamont


December 1, 2020, Video: "With its focus on material success, competition and self-reliance, neoliberalism has generated stronger class and ethno-racial boundaries. One way forward is broadening cultural inclusion by promoting new narratives of hope. In this talk, Prof Michèle Lamont (Harvard University) will examine how this is achieved by discussing how " agents of change" in entertainment, education, philanthropy, religion, advocacy, and other sectors, contribute directly or indirectly to diffusing new frames about our collective future and identities. Prof Lamont will also describe how American Gen Zs (aged 18 to 24) promote authenticity, diversity, and sustainability and thus contribute to diversity ad a weakening of group boundaries.The talk will conclude with a brief discussion of the implications of this study for other advanced industrial societies."

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