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RA #6

Publics: Lessons in Collective Action Problems In his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming shows how protecting publics is useful to protecting our collective identity, and furthermore, the ability to distinguish between publics and their usefulness. Interactions between these communities are… Continue Reading →

RA #5

Cities: An Urban Center for Educational Change In his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming shows how cities concepts taken from cities can change our educational systems to better educated students in rhetorical and linguistic skills. Fleming uses “public spheres,” and… Continue Reading →

DuPont Circle Project

DuPont Circle, a Center for Political Conversation   DuPont Circle is such a dynamic environment; so much culture, history, and politics exists there, so it was difficult to decided what to focus on and where to start. But, during my… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book #14

  When companies advertise to consumers they seek to capture their attention and coerce them into buying their product. The “class” or how consumers perceive a products value determines greatly who buys it and how much the product costs. When… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography #9: Davis, Catherine.“Out of Work, out of Touch, out of Sorts, Dupont Circle, Washington, D. C.” The North American Review, Vol. 249, No. 2, 1964, p. 24.   In her poem, writer Catherine Davis, presents the homeless perspective;… Continue Reading →

Digital Archives: Political and Historical #5

Not only is DuPont Circle a meeting point for political events, but also serves as a community center for people to gather in. Here, people are watching Team USA during the World Cup. These community events reflect many interesting, but… Continue Reading →

Digital Archives: Political and Historical #4

DuPont Circle not only serves as a focal point for political and social rights, but also as a leader in socially liberal agendas. From freely smoking weed to promoting marriage equality, DuPont’s political ideology clearly impacts the type of events… Continue Reading →

Digital Archives: Political and Historical #3

One of the lesser acknowledged facts of DuPont Circle is their homeless population. Scattered throughout the park are dozens of homeless people living out of shopping carts and propping tents wherever they can. This issue reflects many societal issues, and… Continue Reading →

Digital Archives: Political and Historical #2

DuPont Circle forms a center point for people to rally. It’s iconic name, and central location serves as a focal point for political activism. On Election Day, thousands gathered and smoked cannabis in protests of President Trumps stance on legalized… Continue Reading →

Digital Archives: Political and Historical #1

DuPont Circle serves as a focal point for political and social events. In the past, the area has hosted several community events, from candle light vigils, to protests, to even live music and chess tournaments. In this instance, we see… Continue Reading →

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