Yale Sociology: “Contempt: Race, Fatherhood, and Punishment in an American City”

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 11:30am
Room 201 See map
81 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

Yale Sociology presents Stephane D. Andrade, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Sociology and the Urban Ethnography Project:

“Contempt: Race, Fatherhood, and Punishment in an American City.”

Andrade will discuss a chapter of his larger book project, Contempt: Race, Fatherhood, and Punishment in an American City, which draws on more than five years of ethnographic fieldwork in New Haven, CT following the experiences of poor and formerly incarcerated Black men as they navigate fatherhood at the intersections of the welfare state and criminal legal system. In this presentation, he will center on Black men’s experiences in the courtroom as they navigate child support contempt proceedings and introduce the concept of sanction management to describe the strategies and responses men employ in order to avoid the consequences of immediate financial and legal sanctions––and especially, the threat of incarceration.

Open to: 
Yale Community Only