[URBANTH-L]Crash/Landings: Friction and Flow in the American City

Zoe Reiter zr23 at columbia.edu
Wed Oct 4 00:58:25 EDT 2006

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) and the
Columbia Journal of American Studies (CJAS) are proud to announce

Crash/Landings: Friction and Flow in the American City

Saturday, October 28th, 2006, 9:00a.m.-6:30p.m.

Columbia University
Alfred Lerner Hall, Rooms 568-569, 2920 Broadway (at West 115th Street)

This one-day conference will examine the U.S. city as contact zone and
site of multiple collisions—of race, class, ethnicity, generations,
desires, fears, and expectations. Interdisciplinary panels include:
Traffic Flows; Urban Spectacle: Power, Performance and the Public;
Living in/for the City; Water, Steel, Rust and the Urban Environment;
Consuming the Urban Other; and Case Studies in Urban Transformation. A
plenary roundtable will feature Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (editor,
American Studies Beyond Exceptionalism), geographer Rupal Oza (The
Making of Neoliberal India: Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of
Globalization), anthropologist Roger Sanjek (The Future of Us All:
Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York), photographer Mel
Rosenthal (In the South Bronx of America), and Puerto Rican & Latino
Studies scholar Alan Aja. Registration: $20 ($10 students/unemployed).
For more information, a detailed program of events, or to register,
please contact Sarah Chinn at sarah.chinn at hunter.cuny.edu, or visit
our website at www.nymasa.org.

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