Karen Fields, Co-author of Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

Racecraft: An Elemental Form of American Life

“Durkheim and Du Bois: ‘The Idea of Race and the Idea of Soul'”

Tuesday, October 8, 4pm, 206 Ingraham

“Soul and Race in Everyday Rituals of America Life”

Wednesday, October 9, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, October 10, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and the Afro-American Studies Department

KAREN E. FIELDS is an independent scholar and author. Dr. Fields holds degrees from Harvard University, Brandeis University, and the Sorbonne. She is the author of many scholarly articles and these books: With Mamie Garvin Fields, Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir (1982), Revival and Rebellion in Colonial Central Africa (1985), and a full retranslation of Emile Durkheim’s greatest book, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1995). With Barbara J. Fields, she has recently published Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (2012), and is currently at work on Bordeaux’s Africa. She lives in Richmond Virginia.