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Hell's Kitchen: The Battle for Urban Space

Joe Varga, Professor of Labor Studies, will lead a discussion based on his new book, "Hell's Kitchen: The Battle for Urban Space, Class Struggle and Progressive Reform in New York City, 1894-1914." He will us on a tour of New York's Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood with an eye toward what we usually take for granted: space, and, particularly, how urban spaces are produced, controlled, and contested by the interactions between human actors, the built environment, and the natural landscape, and how these spaces influence what we think and how we live. In the process, he raises incisive questions about the meaning of community, citizenship, and democracy itself.

You need not have read the book to participate, but if you want to, find it here: http://monthlyreview.org/press/books/pb3485/. Please RSVP to eayoung@indiana.edu to attend.

Thursday January 30, 2014 04:00 PM
Thursday January 30, 2014 05:30 PM
The Poynter Center, 618 E. 3rd St., Bloomington IN 47405
Emma Young
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