Please join us this Wednesday, February 4th from 4:30-5:50pm in SS 401 to hear Terry Clark, Professor of Sociology at Chicago, present on his new book ‘Can Tocqueville Karaoke? Also, please find below a message from Professor Clark to the workshop. Food will be provided, we hope to see you there!
Message from Professor Clark:
Theaster Gates is transforming past conceptions of how low income neighborhoods work and can change. He is a charismatic mix that blends analysis that could come from a sociologist (see his TAD UNC lecture) with personal activism (buying a cheap house and filling it with Dr Wax’s records) and singing gospel/blues (with his Black Monks of Mississippi). Featured in the NY Times, New Yorker, Davos, etc.
We are collaborating to try to capture how his magic works in specifics and how elements can be generalized elsewhere, as some elements link to our new book, Can Tocqueville Karaoke?
He has an enthusiastic staff of some 50, about seven of whom we have been collaborating with to date, and who will attend our Workshop on Feb. 4.
We hope to use the session to continue to codify his (and their) magic, think how it links to broader processes social scientists have analyzed, any how we can offer lessons with legs globally.
I was hooked as I listened and kept reading on Youtube and more; just explore a bit for yourself, starting with the links below from Naomi. Do bring any thoughts to the Workshop on how to improve these efforts.
We suggest that those who are ill or want to avoid the cold are welcome to participate in the Workshop via skype. If this is of interest please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 min. video on Can Tocqueville Karaoke?