Job Talk: Crucible of Care: De-industrialization, Inequality, and the Making of the Service Economy

Gabriel Winant
Palmer 223 Thursday Feb. 8th @ 2PM

While nobody was looking, health care became by far the largest sector of employment across the postindustrial United States. Why did this happen? And what relationship did this change have to the rise of social inequality in America’s cities? This talk uses the transformation of the city of Pittsburgh to explore these larger changes in work and inequality in America.

Posted by jpopiel@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2018 digest.

Job Talk History Candidate – Annelise Heinz
Monday, Feb. 5 @ 2pm Palmer 223

Jewish Women, a Chinese Game, and the Paradoxes of Postwar Domesticity

This talk is drawn from Ms. Heinz’s current book project, an American history of the Chinese parlor game mahjong. Mahjong was a modern Chinese game that, after an international craze in the 1920s, became a hallmark of post-World War II Jewish American culture. Jewish women’s weekly mahjong games carved out space for temporary female-only recreational spaces in their family-centered homes. The culture of the game reinforced the consensus of middle-class American domesticity to which Jewish Americans had unprecedented access in the 1950s and 1960s, while simultaneously establishing a unique norm – albeit limited – of autonomous female leisure.

Posted by jpopiel@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2018 digest.

Thursday, February 1: Stand Up, Fight Back: The Fight for a Dream Act with Deyanira Aldana, the 2018 Daniel Patrick O’Connor Memorial Lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Bemis Great Hall.

Deyanira Aldana will share the story of United We Dream, the national DACA campaign and the fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

Posted by lruth@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2018 digest.

On First Wednesday of Block 6, from 7-9pm in Cornerstone Screening Room, J Street U will be hosting speakers from Combatants for Peace. This nonprofit organization was formed by a collective of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants who now advocate for peace in Israel/Palestine. Two of them will be at CC to give a presentation on their experiences as fighters and activists. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for those who wish to enhance their knowledge on and understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from people who have experienced it first-hand. There will also be time for questions and a short discussion at the end.

Posted by e_boockvarklein@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2018 digest.

We all have a brain and we think we know it. But, the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet….for “this is the Valley of Astonishment”……….
THE MAN WHO is a play like you’ve never experienced before – Inspired by Oliver Sacks’ extraordinary neurological study “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” that recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.THE MAN WHO is written by Peter Brook – “our greatest living theatre director” (New York Times) …See it this FRI or SAT 7.00pm CORNERSTONE STUDIO C…a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week directed by ANDREW MANLEY & performed by Natalia Dellavalle, Mekael Daniel, Aidan Hendrickson, Theo Merrill, Emily Gardner and Max Sarkowsky

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the January 31, 2018 digest.

We all have a brain and we think we know it. But, the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet….for “this is the Valley of Astonishment”……….
THE MAN WHO is a play like you’ve never experienced before – Inspired by Oliver Sacks’ extraordinary neurological study “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” that recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.THE MAN WHO is written by Peter Brook – “our greatest living theatre director” (New York Times) …See it this FRI or SAT 7.00pm CORNERSTONE STUDIO C…a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week directed by ANDREW MANLEY & performed by Natalia Dellavalle, Mekael Daniel, Aidan Hendrickson, Theo Merrill, Emily Gardner and Max Sarkowsky

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the January 30, 2018 digest.