IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2013-2014 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

The Body in Question

Our bodies, ourselves? In one sense, of course. But the things we now do to our bodies and the ways we attempt to perfect or transcend them suggest new, if not fully articulated, conceptions of the human person and the ends and purposes of human existence.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

Dispatches from Today's Youth Culture: Social Visibility

Teenagers have multiple motivations for their use of social media, but a concern about their status with other peers is certainly central—and social visibility is a prerequisite to such status. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

79 Theses on Technology:
Of Techniques and "Technology"

If you listen to the machine telling you how to get out of it you only get sucked into it more, like a con artist that lulls you into trust by telling you he is conning you. The promised liberation from technology is usually just another technology that you don’t recognize as such. This is one reason why a fuller appreciation of our diverse techniques is so vital. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Who Is the Smart City for?

In India's rush to transform, build, and even engineer entire new cities, critics are right to raise concerns about citizenship and access. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

9 October 2015

| Wine + Cheese

14 October 2015

| Afternoon Tea

"How We Got Here – Historical"

21 October 2015

| Reading Group

"Beyond Church and State: Democracy, Secularism, and Conversion"

30 October 2015

Matthew Scherer (George Mason University) | Seminar

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Jeff Guhin

Featured Fellow

Jeff Guhin

Postdoctoral Abd el-Kader Fellow

Jeff Guhin is the Abd El-Kader postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He earned his PhD in sociology from Yale, and his specialties include education, religion, theory, and culture. His first book, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, is titled The Problem of America: Practices of Moral Authority in Christian and Muslim Schools. His next book, for which he has recently completed fieldwork, is an ethnographic comparison of morality and citizenship in three urban public school districts....

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