2013-2014 Faculty Colloquium
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Library Conference Room
Refreshments provided, but feel free to bring additional snacks and beverages.
Construction of a National Identity as White and the Immigrant "Other"
Katrina Bloch examines how Anti-Immigrant groups construct a national identity in relation to an immigrant â€œother,â€ as evidenced in websites and online discussions. Her work analyzes the rhetorical strategies employed by anti-immigrant social movement actors to justi-fy their support for immigrant restrictionist social policies, pulling from and reinforcing rac-ist and sexist ideology in the United States.
Having it Both Ways? Heritage and Amenity in the Developing American West
Christopher Post investigates how in-migrant populations and visitors appropriate relic cultural landscapes of the rural American West. His work examines how these popula-tions develop a rural Colorado valleyâ€™s cemetery and one-room schoolhouse as cultural amenities, while long-established ranchers defend these landscapes of their own heritage against such co-optation.