Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

White Nationalists Wield Torches at Confederate Statue Rally

New York Times

Tensions are high over a decision to remove statues of Confederate generals in our hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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On Monument Wars (Vol. 80)

Culture Briefing

Two pieces on the so-called “monument wars”—ongoing debates about efforts to remove or dramatically re-contextualize particular public memorials.

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Tempers Flare Over Removal of Confederate Statues in New Orleans

The New York Times

Fausset reports on the New Orleans monument wars, recording voices from different sides of the debate.

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