In a complex and dangerous world, the allure of the simple is addictive. But the habits of typecasting can offer us little wisdom. We must educate ourselves to understand these habits, and to demand public discussion that is based on knowledge, understanding, and a belief in the possibility of egalitarian community. Without this, democracy cannot exist.
Join Typecasting authors, Stuart and Elizabeth Ewen, in an ongoing discussion of the influence of stereotypes, past and present, and strategies for combating divisive ways of seeing.
Typecasting authors, Elizabeth and Stuart Ewen, will be giving a talk at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science on February 27, 2007. Their presentation will examine ongoing assaults on democratic rights by the Evangelical Right, the "family values" movement, and the anti-immigration bandwagon. Analyzing these threats through a troubling historical lens, the Ewens will explore recent American political culture as a regression to previously-disgraced ways of seeing. Discussion will follow. Rethinking and remaking "reality" is the issue at hand. The event will be held in the Wollman Lounge, 51 Astor Place, at 6:30 PM.