The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) and the Columbia Journal of American Studies (CJAS) announce our annual one-day conference examining the U.S. city as contact zone and site of multiple collisions--of race, class, ethnicity, generations, desires, fears, and expectations. Please join us on Saturday, October 28th, 2006, 9:00a.m.-6:30p.m. at Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall, Rooms 568-569, 2920 Broadway (at West 115th Street), New York, NY. A plenary roundtable will feature Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (editor, American Studies Beyond Exceptionalism), geographer Rupal Oza (The Making of Neoliberal India: Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of Globalization), anthropologist Roger Sanjek (The Future of Us All: Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York), photographer Mel Rosenthal (In the South Bronx of America), and Puerto Rican & Latino Studies scholar Alan Aja. Interdisciplinary panels include Traffic Flows; Urban Spectacle: Power, Performance and the Public; Living in/for the City; Water, Steel, Rust and the Urban Environment; Consuming the Urban Other; and Case Studies in Urban Transformation. Complete schedule and registration on our website: www.nymasa.org.
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