Academic Landscapes: Polar Inertia

Polar Inertia: “an outlet and a resource for on going research into the networks and patterns that define the contemporary city. The journal began with the idea that the understanding of a culture requires immersion into the instruments of media, technology and infrastructure that have molded its growth.” This bi-monthly publication provides an incredibly fascinating […]

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The Facade of the Melting Pot: Trans-National America

“‘The so-called ‘melting pot’ has happily failed, Bourne wrote, and he called the “English-American conservatism” which would demand it the ‘chief obstacle to social advance.’ Without the cultural variety brought by immigrants, […] America was doomed to stagnation.” “‘What we emphatically do not want is that these distinctive qualities [of immigrants] should be washed out […]

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