Culture Shocks: Lori Andrews on Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, Hanna Rosin on The End of Men and Joan Walsh on What’s the Matter with White People? Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m., Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
How many things did you reveal about yourself online today?
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (Free Press, $26.00) by law professor Lori Andrews reveals that the same information sharing that can bring down governments can also topple a person’s career, marriage, finances, and future. Anderson provides an astonishing list of online privacy abuses, then makes a compelling case for a social network constitution. Andrews is a law professor and the director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology. She has served as a regular advisor to the U.S. government on ethical issues regarding new technologies, and was the chair of the federal committee concerning ethical and legal issues concerning the Human Genome Project.
The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (Riverhead Books, $27.95) investigates the rapidly shifting power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, and the profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. Using research and original reporting, she finds women and men from every stratum of class, education, and culture behaving in ways that point to a dramatically upended social order. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic and a founder of DoubleX, Slate’s women’s section. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ , The New Republic, and The Washington Post, and is the recipient of a 2010 National Magazine Award. Joan Walsh
What's the Matter with White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was (Wiley, $25.95), political commentator Joan Walsh argues thatAmerica's fundamental divide is not about parties or ideology or even race, but about how each side believes we got here. Too many Americans today think they got to where they are without any help. This fundamental misunderstanding is at the heart of why the Democrats have lost so many white working class voters and the Republicans have gained them. “. . . her account will help people of all races think through how we can build a just and prosperous multiracial America."—Robert B. Reich. Walsh is editor-at-large of Salon and an MSNBC contributor. Schedule
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Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)