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“The Commune: An American Tradition” by Dr. Zach Rubin
March 15@5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Lander University Community Lecture Series: “The Commune: An American Tradition” by Dr. Zach Rubin
Date: Tuesday, March 15
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm (refreshments and libations available @ 5:30 pm, lecture begins @ 6:00 pm)
Address: The Arts Center of Greenwood, 120 Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646
Admission: FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
The Arts Center of Greenwood is teaming up with Lander University to provide a new series of faculty lectures for the community in the fall and spring! The fourth lecture, being held on Tuesday, March 15 at The Arts Center of Greenwood (reception hall), is entitled “The Commune: An American Tradition” by Dr. Zach Rubin!
Zach Rubin’s lecture examines the variety and influence of American communes. When someone uses the word “commune” it can call to mind the back-to-land movement and unwashed hippies of the 1960s and 70s. But America’s history with these social experiments runs deeper than this popular association. Many groups, from religious to secular, from all over the political spectrum, and from founding to today have left subtle yet lasting impacts on American culture. Dr. Rubin will present on several of these groups, and show how their impact can be found in our everyday lives. He will also discuss how communities like these are found all over the United States today and what it’s like to live in one.
Zach Rubin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Government, Criminology, and Sociology at Lander University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and has been nominated for a Young Scholar Award at Lander.
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