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Affect and Solidarity Constructed

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posted on 2019-08-06, 00:00 authored by Zachary Blair
Shortly after the 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, I began a research endeavor to document and contextualize the event itself, as well as to understand the variety of ways the affected community interpreted and experienced grief, mourning, and solidarity in the wake of this tragedy. This research project resulted in the October 2016 publication of "The Pulse Nightclub Shooting: Connecting Militarism, Neoliberalism, and Multiculturalism to Understand Violence" in the peer-reviewed anthropology journal North American Dialogues. Buttressed by my previous research on discourse, difference, and urban development in the Chicago neighborhood of Boystown, my research on the Pulse Nightclub shooting continues to analyze the nexus of subjectivity, violence, and space.


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Anthropology; Honorable Mention; Copyright 2017, Zachary Blair. Used with permission. For more information, contact the Graduate College at


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