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Democracy Matters - Episode 84: Vibrant Inclusive Public Spaces to Strengthen Social Ties


 
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SUMMARY: David Trouille, an Associate Professor of Sociology at James Madison University, discusses his new book, Futbol in the Park: Immigrants, Soccer, and the Creation of Social Ties.


David Trouille, an Associate Professor of Sociology at James Madison University, discusses his new book, Futbol in the Park: Immigrants, Soccer, and the Creation of Social Ties. Dr. Trouille’s ethnographic research helps us understand the nuances and complexities of the Latino immigrant experience and the importance of vibrant public spaces where people can gather and strengthen social ties.

Discussion Questions:

  • What does Futbol in the Park help us understand about the immigrant experience and importance of the formation of social ties?
  • What does Futbol in the Park reveal about racial and class hierarchies in American society and the control of public space?
  • How do vibrant public spaces strengthen social ties?

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Published: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2021

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