Rhetoric of Exclusion: The Magdalenes and Beyond
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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This six-week course looks at the rise of the Magdalene Laundries from the Middle Ages to modernity. Examining the Magdalene Laundries allows us to further identify rhetoric and other devices used to marginalize groups of people in society. We will look at the Magdalenes and how they came to be, while comparing those occurrences to current events in the United States. The ultimate goal is to become aware of how rhetoric, hegemony, domination, and economics converge to bring certain groups to power, or maintain the status quo, while marginalizing others. Dr. McCarthy is a leading expert in the history of the Magdalene Laundries, and a professor of communication studies and ethics.

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Class Sections For Rhetoric of Exclusion: The Magdalenes and Beyond (OSHER 206)

Spring 2022 Section 1, Starting on: 01/18/2022

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/18/22 - 02/22/22 T 9:30 am -11:00 am UUCE 154
Tuition: $99.00      

Instructor: REBECCA MCCARTHY

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