Dividing Paradise: A discussion with Dr. Jennifer Sherman

Please Join CANRI and the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research in welcoming Dr. Jennifer Sherman to speak about her new book, Dividing Paradise.
Book Description: In Dividing Paradise, Jennifer Sherman tells the story of Paradise
Valley, Washington, a rural community where amenity-driven economic growth has
resulted in a new social landscape of inequality and privilege, with deep fault lines
between old-timers and newcomers. In this complicated cultural reality, "class blindness"
allows privileged newcomers to ignore or justify their impact on these towns, papering
over the sentiments of anger, loss, and disempowerment of longtime locals.
It exposes the mechanisms by which inequality
flourishes and by which Americans have come to believe that disparity is acceptable and
deserved. Sherman, who is known for her work on rural America, presents here a powerful
case study of the ever-growing tensions between those who can and those who cannot
achieve their visions of the American dream.

When

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Where

Old Main
   Room: 338

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Conference/Seminar

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Students,Faculty

Website

https://usu-edu.zoom.us/j/84273615267?pwd=NUtkemNsRmFOY2dudmdSZ1RKUHZQZz09

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