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November 11th, 2014

  • Image preview 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Bookwarming: New Faculty, Elizabeth Bennett for The Civic Imagination

    Bookwarming at L&C Bookstore with Elizabeth Bennett

    November 11, 2014, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Join the Lewis & Clark Bookstore on November 11, 2014 to celebrate the latest book from new faculty member, Elizabeth Bennett, Assistant Professor of International Affairs. Bennett will speak about her book, with an opportunity for questions and dialogue.

    The Civic Imagination (Paradigm Press) documents a “collective ethnographic study of civic culture,” following “a year in the lives of activists striving to make their city a better place.” With a style and methodology that is relatable to a range of readers, Bennett and her co-authors explore “complex relations between citizens and their democracy, skepticism and engagement, and inequality and activism.” As a result of their work, where they expected to find a sense of cynicism and political disengagement, Bennett and her team instead found individuals with a far more nuanced relationship to the political system.

    What does it mean to these “tremendously hopeful citizens” to make a difference in political life? How do these activists approach American politics? What must be their focus, and, conversely, what must be ignored?

    …Intrigued? Join us to learn more!

    Light snacks and refreshments will be provided during this event. 

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