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"The Origins of Scandal: Constructing a Campaign against the Imprisonment of Minors"

Kari Evanson (Ph.D., New York University, 2012)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 4:30pm
Allen Auditorium, Suzzallo Library

Kari Evanson completed her Ph.D. in French and French Studies at New York University in 2012 and is currently an Instructor of French at Barnard College and Fordham University. Her dissertation, entitled “Writing Scandal: Popular Media and the Bagnes d’Enfants, 1920-1945,” studies the formation and success of the 1930s media campaign for the protection of marginalized childhood. This discursive analysis of a reform movement sheds light not only on social organization and the shifting definitions of deviance but also on rhetorical modes of expression in the service of social change.

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