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Iron Cage Society

 

Welcome!

 

The University of Rhode Island’s Sociology Club invites and encourages those pursuing degrees in sociology, as well as anyone interested in topics and current issues concerning sociology, to get involved and help facilitate social progress from a personal, innovative, and enlightening approach.

 

Why The Iron Cage Society?

 

"[T]he care for external goods should only lie on the shoulders of the ‘saint like a light cloak’, which can be thrown aside at any moment. But fate decreed that the cloak should become an iron cage."

The sociological conception of the Iron Cage, constructed by Max Weber, refers to the constricting societal systems we have perpetuated as a modern civilization.

 

These social systems play a major role in how the characteristics of individuals and communities are shaped. The Iron Cage Society is devoted to creating and sustaining a stable, supportive, and equal student community structure.

 

Consider it our very own iron cage.

 

Through the reinforcement of already present social positives, as well as through facilitating new forms of social stability, our mission is to create and perpetuate social progress for those “who will live in that iron cage in the future.

 

So don’t miss this opportunity to have an active voice in building the iron cage of tomorrow. Whether it is through community service efforts, networking with other on campus organizations, or from the insight gained by guest speakers and group discussions; The Iron Cage Society acts as a catalyst for personal, professional, and communal growth.

 

This group, always open to new members and ideas, encourages students to join by emailing Nicholas Casali (information below) with your name and email so you can get involved and receive details concerning club meetings and events.

 

 

Club Contact:

 

For further information feel free to email the current club president:

 

Nicholas Casali - (Nicholas_Casali@my.uri.edu)

 

 

News & Announcements

 

Excellence in Research

Christine Zozula

Carlos Garcia-Quijano

Carlos Garcia-Quijano was selected to receive the 2013 Early Career Faculty Reseach Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.Kudos to him!

Department contacts

Department Chair
Leo Carroll,  lcarroll@uri.edu

Justice, Law & Society Minor Coordinator
Professor Leo Carroll, lcarroll@uri.edu

Administrative Assistant
Theresa Nobile, nobile@uri.edu