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Friday, April 12 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Why Culture Matters (Now More than Ever)

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What is culture, and why does it matter? What stories do we tell ourselves about ourselves—through the shows we watch, the games we play, the objects we buy, the histories we tell, and the places we build? How has culture worked on Americans in the past, and how can it help us understand our contentious present—an era marked by neoliberal globalization and economic inequality, white nationalism and Black Lives Matter, alternative media and post-truthiness? In this session, we consider some of the cultural stories of our past and present, examining what they are, who gets to tell them, and the ways they shape how we think about ourselves, our beliefs, and the things we do.

Speakers
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Laura Saltz

Associate Professor of American Studies


Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 301, Davis Science Center

Attendees (21)