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Focus Series: Urban Decline, New America Television, and the Eco-politics of Race

  • Start Date Apr 20, 2017 01:00 PM
  • End Date Apr 20, 2017 02:00 PM
  • Location: Forum Room 530
  • Address: 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI
  • Contact: Helen Ditouras, Focus Series Coordinator
  • Email: hditoura@schoolcraft.edu
  • Phone: 734-462-7263

The Schoolcraft College International Institute presents another in its Focus Series...

Urban Decline, New American Television, and the Eco-politics of Race.

Join us for a provocative exploration of the complex intersections of pollution, prejudice, and popular media in David Simon's issue-driven TV series. From Homicide and The Corner to The Wire and Treme, Simon's use of social and eco-centered themes has transformed the political potential of American entertainment. From "the War on Drugs to Hurricane Katrina, these unique shows ask tough questions about the hard truths of culture, climate, and crime in 21st century life.

Daniel F. Yezbick is a Professor of English and Media Studies at Wildwood College in St. Louis, MO, where he teaches college and creative writing, literature, Media Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies courses on a wide range of topics.

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