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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"

Friday, November 11, 2005

more on causes

Awa is totally right. His causes are weak. That's been bothering me all week -- what is he missing? I wonder if a more thorough look at the causes might weaken his argument. For example, looking at how people turned away from conformity and mindless following might be a huge cause of civic disengagement -- but do we really want to go back to a time when powerful groups convinced people to do terrible things (segregation etc.)?

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