Citizens United/Citizens Divided: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Law
Kent Campus - Merrill Hall
This Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Dr. Carol Greenhouse, Anthropology professor at Princeton University, will be giving a public talk at Kent State entitled "Citizens United/Citizens Divided: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Law". Carol is a distinguished faculty who has written on law as a cultural idea. In this public talk, Dr. Greenhouse offers a cultural analysis of the 2010 Supreme Court case, Citizens United.
Carol focuses on the Court's formulation of the social properties of corporate personhood. Her lecture examines the ways in which the Court posed fundamental social and cultural questions such as "What is a group?
What is a corporation? What is the public interest in democracy? What is the meaning of money in politics?" thereby carrying the significance of the case beyond electioneering to the role of law in everyday life.