Book Talk: The Unmaking Style in Social Theory

  • Peter BAEHR (Speaker)

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In this book talk, Dr Baehr examines the nature of unmasking in social theory, revolutionary movements, and popular culture. “Unmasking” is the practice of revealing the truth beneath by claiming to remove a disguise, and this can be aimed at groups or individuals. Dr. Baehr unpacks the intellectual origins of unmasking, how it has evolved, and its techniques, such as micro-aggressions, and how these contribute to social polarization and bitterness of public discourse.
Period24 Jan 2020
Held atWellesley College, United States, Massachusetts