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Library Catalog Maintenance: Oct 10-11

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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

This Month in the Library - October 2017

Homecoming Weekend
     October 5-8

Library Events

Voter Registration
     October 3, 7 - 10 p.m.
Inauguration/Homecoming Weekend Registration
     October 6, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and October 7, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
FaculTea - Erik Love: Islamophobia: The Racial Dilema
     October 11, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Biblio Café
LGBT History Month Reception
     October 29, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits and Book Displays

Artic and Alpine Climate Change Student Research Photo Exhibit
     Spahr - Main Level
LGBT History Month Exhibit
     Reference Area, Main Level
Library Anniversary Photo Exhibits
     Spaces throughout the Library
The World War II Diaries and Travels of George Edward Reed II
      Archives Hallway, Lower Level
Inauguration 2017: Welcome President Margee Ensign
      Friends of the Library Area, Lower Level
Notable Dickinsonians:  Selections from Alumni/ae Papers
      Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level
Clarke Forum Book Display
      Reference Area, Main Level
Voter Information Book Display
      Reference Area, Main Level

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Featured Faculty Publication

Erik Love

Erik Love

Assistant Professor of Sociology (2009; 2012)

In his book Islamophobia and Racism in America, Erik Love provides a history of Islamophobia in the United States as the context for his interviews with Middle Eastern American advocates. The book highlights the fact that many advocates are choosing to strengthen universal civil liberties in the U.S. rather than advancing reforms to protect a specific community affected by racism because they believe that universal protections are strong enough to counter social prejudice. However, Love argues that these universal civil rights protections are too weak and fail to offer adequate justice, change, or reassurance following hate crimes and acts of discrimination. He includes recollections of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to highlight the country’s history of “racialized war hysteria” and to suggest that—if things do not change in the U.S.—history could repeat itself.

Recommended Citation:

Love, Erik. Islamophobia and Racism in America. NYU P, 2017.

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