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LIS 950: Libraries and community

The purpose of this seminar is to explore an important topic in library and information studies in depth — in all its intertwined historical, cultural, philosophical, and political aspects — through a graduate reading/discussion seminar. The topic varies each time the course is taught; this time around, we will focus on "libraries and community"

Thursday, October 06, 2005


I had thought of the some of the same issues that came up in Jom's post -- about Rose being of an elite class and even though she was "helping", isn't that still a means of social control? Also, there's a theory out there that any time you have white people in authority "helping" black people in this country, that it reinforces the idea of white supremacy. Even when those white people mean well. I don't know that I agree or disagree with this, but I thought that I'd throw it out there.


Blogger Jom said...

I look at politics and racism in the USA as something super fragile and complicate with issues. I also like your idea that something embeded in such phenomenon including social control. It is also exciting to see how ideas are explained through the use of different vocabulary to convey different tones and attitudes of many issues for particularly intended meanings.

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