The Peopling of NYC

Professor: Omri Elisha
ITF: Maggie Dickinson
Campus: Queens College

This course site is a showcase of each five individual group projects. Each group picked an organization to study that mediates the cultural politics of difference in some way. The group projects include a look at the role of the New York City Tenement Museum in historicizing poverty, a Polish neighborhood association, the role of Women for Afghan Women in the Afghani community in NYC, an education non-profit called the All Stars project, and Restore NYC, which works to end human trafficking. Together, all of these projects made efforts to move away from simplistic narratives of “melting pots” and multiculturalism, to take in a more nuanced and complex view of New York City. Each group used various methods of data collection including web research, scholarly literature reviews, interviews, and fieldwork.

The Peopling of NYC | 2014 | 2013, All The Sites, GoogleMaps, Greenpoint, Lower East Side, Maggie Dickinson, Omri Elisha, Polish, Queens College, Social Explorer, Tiki-Toki, video, WordPress | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

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