Ryan Enos: The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics

Event

Thomson House Room 404, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics

Ryan Enos (Harvard University)

You can learn more about Professor Enos by clicking here

Abstract:

The Space Between Us brings the connection between geography, psychology, and politics to life. By going into the neighborhoods of real cities, Enos shows how our perceptions of racial, ethnic, and religious groups are intuitively shaped by where these groups live and interact daily. Through the lens of numerous examples across the globe and drawing on a compelling combination of research techniques including field and laboratory experiments, big data analysis, and small-scale interactions, this timely book provides a new understanding of how geography shapes politics and how members of groups think about each other. This rigorous research illuminates the profound effects of social geography on how we relate, think, and politically interact across groups in the fabric of our daily lives.

For more information on the CSDC speaker series, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).