Conversations about Beauty
“Conversations about Beauty with Ordinary Americans: Somebody Loves Us All” (Common Ground Research Networks, 2019) is the latest book by Harvey Teres, Dean's Professor for the Public Humanities. This unique oral history contains interviews with 16 people, including a waitress, an exotic dancer, a choir director and several store owners and store clerks. “Some responses are moral or political in nature, others are religious or spiritual. It is a territory of human experience that remains uncharted, even by the media and the academy,” Teres says.