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Ghetto: Invention of a Place, History of an Idea

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853

Mitchell Duneier, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, gives a talk on his book, "Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, The History of an Idea," a New York Times Notable Book of 2016.

In this sweeping and original account, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. As Duneier shows, we cannot comprehend the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the ghettos of Europe, as well as earlier efforts to understand the problems of the American city.

Open to the public. Tickets are not required.
A reception will follow the lecture.

2016 review by the New York Times.

Sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program; Department of Sociology; Africana Studies; American Studies Program; City and Regional Planning; Center for the Study of Inequality; and Cornell Population Center

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Sociology, City and Regional Planning, Africana Studies and Research Center, American Studies Program, Center for the Study of Inequality


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