“Making Sense of Race: America’s National Conversation”

October 18, 2008

The Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies presents a talk by Anthropology professor John Hartigan.

Monday, October 20, 12-1pm
E. P. Schoch building – EPS 1.128
University of Texas at Austin

How do we recognize racial aspects of the world 
around us? Largely by drawing on media stories 
about race, even as these stories seem to grow more confusing by the day. Following the last 
year of news coverage involving race, this talk 
surveys the changing ways Americans interpret remarks or incidents as “racial.” Professor Hartigan is the author of Racial Situations: Class Predicaments of Whiteness in Detroit (Princeton 1999), Odd Tribes: Toward a Cultural 
Analysis of White People (Duke 2005), and forthcoming works, Race & Culture: New Challenges 
and Controversies in the 21st Century (Oxford 
2009), and Making Sense of Race: America’s National Conversation (Stanford 2009).


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