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Rachel Carson College, Room 301

Rachel Carson College 1156 High Stree
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
831-459-3527

April 2011

Patricia Clough: “War by Other Means: What Difference Do(es) the Graphic(s) Make?”

April 18, 2011 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Rachel Carson College, Room 301, Rachel Carson College 1156 High Stree
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Patricia T. Clough is a Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intercultural Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her books include Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (Minnesota 2000), Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (co-edited with Charles Lemert, J.W. Wiley, 1995) and The End(s) of Ethnography (Peter Lang 1992, revised 1998). Her most recent book, co-edited with Jean Halley, is The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (Duke 2007).…

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October 2013

Rocio Rosales: "Stagnant Immigrant Social Networks and Cycles of Exploitation"

October 21, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Rachel Carson College, Room 301, Rachel Carson College 1156 High Stree
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Based on over four years of ethnographic research among street vendors in Los Angeles and on interviews with family members of vendors and former vendors living in Mexico, Rocio Rosales examines the influence of a sending community and its social networks on migrant outcomes in the US. These social networks affect migration patterns, ease entry into the fruit vending business but also facilitate exploitation. Furthermore, these social networks do not always function as effective conduits of information because its members,…

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November 2016

The Devil’s Wheels: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic

November 29, 2016 @ 11:40 am - 1:15 pm
Rachel Carson College, Room 301, Rachel Carson College 1156 High Stree
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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"The Devil's Wheels Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic" by Sasha Disko During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was. Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era’s burgeoning motorcycle culture. With automobiles largely a luxury of the upper classes, motorcycles complexly symbolized masculinity and freedom, embodying a widespread desire to embrace progress…

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