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Interacting Across Differences Conference Keynote Address, Elijah Anderson, Yale

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Interacting Across Differences Conference Keynote Address, Elijah Anderson, Yale

Elijah Anderson, Professor of Sociology at Yale University, is one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States.

Friday, September 22, 2017
4:00pm-5:30pm
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Co-sponosored by Department of Sociology, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Dean of the Faculty, South House, Institute for Diversity and Equity, Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, Office of the President, Office of the Provost.

Elijah Anderson is one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States. His early books—A Place on the Corner (1978), Streetwise (1990), and Code of the Street (1999)—are important works in the sociological canon, which offer rich insight into the meaning of being black and poor in inner-city America. His most recent book, The Cosmopolitan Canopy (2011), takes an innovative turn, evaluating the potential for transformative inter-ethnic interaction in everyday public settings. He introduces the idea of the “cosmopolitan canopy”—an urban island of civility that exists amidst the ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic enclaves where segregation is the norm. Under the cosmopolitan canopy, diverse peoples come together and, for the most part, practice getting along.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Needham
603-646-2207

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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