Presentation Title

“Feeling Whose Pain?| Exploring the Clinton ‘90s”

Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

American Studies

Mentor

Michael Antonucci

Date & Time

April 9th at 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 126

Abstract

“Feeling Whose Pain?| Exploring the Clinton ‘90s”

Feeling Whose Pain maps American culture during the 1990s by surveying “Clinton’s America.” Three research papers explore a collage of cultural contradictions and political paradoxes defining the moment. Presented in a round table format, students from the American Studies senior seminar discuss their research projects on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Black America, the "conspiracy theory phenomena," and the Barbie doll's place in the American cultural imagination. Tracing major frames for discussing the Clinton era, including Neoliberalism, postmodernity (late capitalism), and race relations, students' works treat a stream of cultural events from the Rodney King Rebellion of 1992 to the Seattle G7 protests.

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Apr 9th, 3:15 PM

“Feeling Whose Pain?| Exploring the Clinton ‘90s”

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 126

“Feeling Whose Pain?| Exploring the Clinton ‘90s”

Feeling Whose Pain maps American culture during the 1990s by surveying “Clinton’s America.” Three research papers explore a collage of cultural contradictions and political paradoxes defining the moment. Presented in a round table format, students from the American Studies senior seminar discuss their research projects on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Black America, the "conspiracy theory phenomena," and the Barbie doll's place in the American cultural imagination. Tracing major frames for discussing the Clinton era, including Neoliberalism, postmodernity (late capitalism), and race relations, students' works treat a stream of cultural events from the Rodney King Rebellion of 1992 to the Seattle G7 protests.