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The 'Family of Man' and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America

The 'Family of Man' and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America
Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 208N
Time: Nov 18th, 2:00 pm End: Nov 18th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Psychology, Psychiatry, Political Science, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Lecture by Fred Turner, Stanford University

Fred Turner
"The Family of Man” and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America

Organized by the Centre for the Study of the United States

Fred Turner is Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University in California. He is the author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory. Before coming to Stanford, Turner taught Communication at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He also worked for ten years as a journalist, having written for newspapers and magazines ranging from the Boston Phoenix and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine to Nature. He is currently drafting a history of immersive media environments in the decades after World War II.

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