Nov 2nd, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30
A Cultural Trauma Model of Market Redevelopment: Finding "Purpose" to Address Poverty, Exclusion and Injustice
Stacey Menzel Baker, Department of Marketing and Management, Heider College of Business, Creighton University

Cultural trauma theory (CTT) Illuminates social responsibility and political action by revealing interactions between traumatic events, trauma narratives, social practices, and social structures. The theory posits that when collective trauma rises to the level of cultural trauma actions will be taken and resources will be garnered to relieve suffering. CTT is used as an analytical frame to discuss work in two impoverished neighborhoods over the last three years. Both neighborhoods are actively working to create a more just and inclusive experience within the broader metropolitan area; however, different development models guide efforts in the two neighborhoods. The presentation describes these models, and then offers insights related to the degree of social and material change noticed within the neighborhoods, the sustainability of the different development models, and the energy and perceived material and social wellbeing related to the efforts.

Stacey was selected as our annual "fly-in" speaker--someone who does not live within driving distance of Chicago and whose travel expenses are paid by our generous sponsors. As is true every year, nominations and voting for the "fly in" speaker were open to everyone on the C4 mailing list. Thanks to all who participated!


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February 1st, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30
To be announced
Jenna Drenten, Marketing Department, Quinlan School of Business

Abstract forthcoming.

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March 1st, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30
Authenticity and Foreign Film Translations
Alan Malter, Department of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois Chicago

Abstract forthcoming.

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April 5th, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30
Marketplace Tranquility
Cele Otnes, Marketing Department, College of Business, University of Illinois

Abstract forthcoming.

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May 3rd, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30
To be announced
Michelle Weinberger, Integrated Marketing Communications Department, Medill, Northwestern University

Abstract forthcoming.

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