The Metropolitan History Workshop, in partnership with the History Department of the University of Michigan, invites you to attend a public lecture:
Assistant Professor of History
SEX AND THE CITY: THE EROTIC LANDSCAPE OF THE U.S. URBAN CRISIS, 1960-1990s
Friday, September 30, 2005
G115 Angell Hall
Robert Self's lecture is based on his book-in-progress, THE POLITICS OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN AMERICA FROM WATTS TO REAGAN, under contract to Hill and Wang. His talk will focus on the multiple and contradictory ways in which the urban crisis became eroticized during the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the central role that sex and eroticism played in the areas of gentrification and urban revitalization during the 1980s and 1990s.
Professor Self is also the author of AMERICAN BABYLON: RACE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR POSTWAR OAKLAND (Princeton University Press, 2003), the winner of four book awards, including best book on U.S. race relations from the Organization of American Historians and best book in North American urban history from the Urban History Association.
For more information about this talk, or for additional information about the upcoming program of the Metropolitan History Workshop, please contact Matt Lassiter at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details about the Metropolitan History Workshop, including future fall semester speakers Bryant Simon and Andrew Wiese, can be found at