December 2017 Lecture

Mon., December 11, 2017, 6 pm, Lecture Series on

"Humanities in Community"

On second Mondays monthly -- excepting semester and summer breaks -- a Liberal Arts professor/instructor from the UW-Madison or Madison College will explore issues or topics and invite Q&A. See posters in our archive for descriptions of previous lectures.                                           _____________________________________

Topic: Who Counts in the Corporation?: Race, Imperialism and Corporate Personhood in US History

Lecturer: Nan Enstad, Professor of History, UW-Madison

Her book -- Cigarettes Inc: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism in the United States and China -- will be published by the University of Chicago Press in Fall 2018.

 

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Corporations underwent a transformation in the 1890s that continues to affect us today. This talk explores the connections between corporate empowerment, a rising system of Jim Crow, and US imperialism at the end of the 19th century by exploring one company at the forefront of these changes, the American Tobacco Company. It suggests that our “imaginary” of the corporation is impoverished because of this history, and that intervening in our way of thinking is a component of making people count in our economic system."

 

Mon., December 11, 2017, 6 pm, Lecture Series on

"Humanities in Community"

On second Mondays monthly -- excepting semester and summer breaks -- a Liberal Arts professor/instructor from the UW-Madison or Madison College will explore issues or topics and invite Q&A. See posters in our archive for descriptions of previous lectures.                                           _____________________________________

Topic: Who Counts in the Corporation?: Race, Imperialism and Corporate Personhood in US History

Lecturer: Nan Enstad, Professor of History, UW-Madison

Her book -- Cigarettes Inc: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism in the United States and China -- will be published by the University of Chicago Press in Fall 2018.

 

Corporations underwent a transformation in the 1890s that continues to affect us today. This talk explores the connections between corporate empowerment, a rising system of Jim Crow, and US imperialism at the end of the 19th century by exploring one company at the forefront of these changes, the American Tobacco Company. It suggests that our “imaginary” of the corporation is impoverished because of this history, and that intervening in our way of thinking is a component of making people count in our economic system."

 

Who Counts in the Corporation? Race, Imperialism and Corporate Personhood in U.S. History
Nan Enstad, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses corporate history in the United States at the turn of the 20th Century.

This 81/2" x 11" poster has two sides and is designed for printing and posting on bulletin boards.
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Who Counts in the Corporation?: Race, Imperialism and Corporate Personhood in US History
Nan Enstad, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses corporate history in the United States at the turn of the 20th Century.

This 81/2" x 11" sheet contains two handouts with two sides, each designed for printing and handing to friends or posting on bulletin boards.
2017-12-11_Humanities_Corporations_1-pos[...]
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Grow yOur Voice !

"Humanities in Community"  monthly lecture series (Oct-May) on 2nd Mondays, 6 pm to 7:30-8. See posters in our archive for descriptions of previous lectures. Families welcome.

 

Goodman Center Discussions (through senior program and open to all adults):

 

Philosophy and short fiction discussions alternate biweekly  on Tuesdays

  • in BOLZ B
  • 10:15 AM - 11:30

Weekly Movie series at Wil-Mar and Goodman

  • Goodman: Bolz B weekly after senior lunch on many Thursdays
  • Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St.: Often...

Mondays -- after seniors' lunch and/or 

Saturdays -- after the community lunch on (showing about 12:30-1 pm)

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'Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.' -- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
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