Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques (uqam)

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Culture Wars in the United States: The Politics of Religious Conservatism in Obama’s Time

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International Conference

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

  


Podcasts

Guerres culturelles aux États-Unis. « Birthers », « Deathers » et « Tea Partiers » : Le conservatisme et la droite chrétienne à l'heure d'Obama

Guerres culturelles aux États-Unis. Regards critiques sur les guerres culturelles

Guerres culturelles aux États-Unis. Recherches françaises sur le conservatisme et la droite chrétienne américains

Guerres culturelles aux États-Unis. Recherches canadiennes et québécoises sur le conservatisme et la droite chrétienne américains


Culture Wars in the United States: The Politics of Religious Conservatism in Obama's Time

International Conference organized by the Center for United States Studies

Simultaneous translation will be available.

  • Conference venue

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)

3535 Saint-Denis Street, Montreal
Sherbrooke Metro Station

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  • Fees

Regular Fee: $50 / Free for students (with student ID). Registration fees to be paid cash, by credit or debit the day of the conference.  


  • Conference theme

The first two years of Barack Obama's presidency have shown that the culture wars continue unabated in the United States (for example, a proposal to ban gay mariage in California was passed on the same day Obama was elected; in May 2009, a pro-life activist murdered a doctor who performed late-term abortions; and in September 2010, a Christian Pastor scheduled Koran burning while many Americans were still debating the building of a mosque near Ground Zero). Accordingly, the goal of this conference is to generate a deeper understanding of U.S. culture wars and to ponder the impact of the moral/religious/christian right on U.S. society and politics. Moreover, the conference aims at assessing the transformations of U.S. conservatism and the possible impact of new conservative elements such as the Tea Party movement on the November 2010 midterm elections. These elections could indeed lead to the return of Republican majorities in the U.S. Congress and to substantial Republican/conservative gains in gubernatorial contests across the country.

  • 8:15                   Registration
  • 8:45 – 9:00       Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

Frédérick Gagnon, Director, Center for United States Studies, Raoul Dandurand Chair and Professor of political science, UQAM


  • 9:00 – 10:30       First Panel

Birthers, Deathers and Tea Partiers: U.S. Conservatism, the Moral/Religious/Christian Right and the State of U.S. Culture Wars in Obama's Time

Chair: Frédérick Gagnon, Director, Center for United States Studies, Raoul Dandurand Chair and Professor of political science, UQAM

After the Culture War ?: Shifts and Continuities in American Religious Conservatism  

John Dombrink, Professor, Department of Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine  

Crusade or Charade? The Religious Right and the Culture Wars

Graham G. Dodds, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University, Montreal

Immigration and the Politics of Cultural Identity in post-Obama America

Rhys H. Williams, Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago  

  • 10:00 – 10:30           Question Period 
  • 10:30 – 10:45           Coffee Break

  • 10:45 – 12:15           Second Panel

Critical Perspectives about the U.S. Culture Wars and the the Moral/Religious/Christian Right

Chair: Sébastien Barthe, Ph.D. Candidate and lecturer, Department of Political Science, UQAM

Hypermediating and Remediating Culture Wars Infotainment TV: How Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Strike Back at O'Reilly, Hannity and Beck

David Grondin, Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

La droite chrétienne et le pouvoir sexiste : le rôle des organisations et des personnalités locales

Véronique Pronovost, M.A. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Québec at Montreal

Cinéma américain, communication politique et information dans les années 2000

Isabelle Gusse, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Québec at Montreal

  • 11:45 – 12:15                   Question Period
  • 12:15 – 14:00                    Lunch


  • 14:00 – 15:30                     Third Panel

U.S. Culture Wars as Seen from the Other Side of the Atlantic : French Research on U.S. Conservatism and the Moral/Religious/Christian Right

Chair: Bruno Ramirez, Full Professor, Department of History, University of Montreal

Israël : enjeu des guerres culturelles aux États-Unis, de George W. Bush à Barack Obama

Antoine Coppolani, Professor, University of Montpellier, France

La fabrication de l'ennemi : les mécanismes de conquête du pouvoir des néo-évangélistes américains et la montée de l'islamisme sunnite dans les pays du monde arabe

Pierre Conesa, Lecturer, Fondation nationale des Sciences politiques, Paris, France

Rôle et place des « guerres culturelles » dans le discours politique des évangéliques nord-américains

Mokhtar Ben Barka, Professor, Université de Valenciennes, France

  • 15:00 – 15:30                    Question Period
  • 15:30 – 15:45                    Coffee Break


  • 15:45 – 17:15               Roundtable

U.S. Culture Wars as Seen from North of the 49th Parallel : Canadian and Québécois Research on U.S. Conservatism and the Moral/Religious/Christian Right

Host: Philippe Marcoux, Journalist, French CBC Radio 

L'instrumentalisation du concept de totalitarisme dans la guerre culturelle américaine

Frédéric Boily, Professor, Department of Political Science, Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta

Le conservatisme américain, une tare historique ?

Louis Balthazar, Professor Emeritus, Laval University, Co-President, Center for United States Studies, Raoul Dandurand Chair, University of Quebec at Montreal

Mariage gai et guerre culturelle en Californie : le débat entourant l'adoption de la proposition 8

Gilles Vandal, Professor, École de politique appliquée, University of Sherbrooke

History on Trial: Internment Denial and the Culture of White Resentment 

Greg Robinson, Professor of History, UQAM and Member of the Center for United States Studies, Raoul Dandurand Chair, UQAM

  • 17:00 – 17:15             Question Period


  • 17:15 – 17:30             Closing Remarks 

Charles-Philippe David, Copresident, Center for United States Studies, Raoul Dandurand Chair, UQAM


  • 15:30 – 17:00             Poster Session

L'extrême droite américaine à l'ère de l'Amérique d'Obama : le cas du Ku Klux Klan

Maxime Wingender, M.A. in History, University of Québec at Montreal

Arrêts sur image : Entre répression identitaire et volonté d'émancipation : Pouvoir de l'horreur et abjection sur le champ de bataille hollywoodien 

Sylvain Munger, Ph.D. Student / School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.


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