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"Stalking the Sociological Imagination" a presentation by Michael Forrest Keen

It is now common knowledge that the FBI and its long-time director, J. Edgar Hoover, were responsible for the creation of a massive internal security apparatus that undermined the very principles of freedom and democracy they were sworn to protect. While no one was above suspicion, Hoover appeared to have held a special disdain for sociologists and placed many of sociology's most prominent American figures under surveillance. Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, "Stalking the Sociological

Imagination" portrays the FBI's stalking of the sociological imagination, offering a detailed account of its investigations within the context of an overview of the history of American sociology.

Monday, April 15, 2002, Michael Forrest Keen will present his literary work "Stalking the Sociological Imagination, the FBI Surveillance of American Sociology" in the Library Conference Center LC 105B from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This event, sponsored by the IU Northwest Sociology Club is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be provided.

Michael Forrest Keen is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at Indiana University South Bend. He teaches classical and contemporary social theory, sociology of science, and environment and society. His previous work includes numerous scholarly articles and "Eastern Europe in Transformation: The Impact on Sociology".

The IU Northwest Sociology Club's purpose is to encourage informal interaction among faculty and students, provide opportunities for students interested in sociology to meet one another, and provide a forum for relevant activities. Membership is open to all IU Northwest students who have social concerns and seek a broad understanding of contemporary domestic and global events. Members do not have to be sociology majors.



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Michelle Searer
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