Event Title

Imagining More: Investigating Hope and Possibility

Presenter Information

David Murphy, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 4:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

This project is spurred by the experience of growing up in a self-described state of political depression, disbelieving that real change was feasible. In the spirit of the memoir on depression by Ann Cvetkovich, this research brings a socio-cultural analysis to the topic of depression and how it operates as a public feeling. By engaging with historical moments, such as the activism triggered by the AIDS epidemic, the author hopes to understand why a fuller range of activism is understood as existing in the past and not the present. The personal and political are inextricably linked in this research and in the final analysis it hopes to resolve and inspire a personal belief in what is politically imaginable.

Faculty Sponsor

Martha Arterberry

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

630

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Imagining More: Investigating Hope and Possibility

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

This project is spurred by the experience of growing up in a self-described state of political depression, disbelieving that real change was feasible. In the spirit of the memoir on depression by Ann Cvetkovich, this research brings a socio-cultural analysis to the topic of depression and how it operates as a public feeling. By engaging with historical moments, such as the activism triggered by the AIDS epidemic, the author hopes to understand why a fuller range of activism is understood as existing in the past and not the present. The personal and political are inextricably linked in this research and in the final analysis it hopes to resolve and inspire a personal belief in what is politically imaginable.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/112