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For Tuesday, 4/30 (SOC 1102)

April 18, 2019
  • Due 4/19: Class Participation Self-Evaluation
  • TBA

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Q&A: TBA
  • For Next Time

For Next Time

  • TBA
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For Monday, 4/29 (SOC 1104)

April 17, 2019

Prep

  • Due 4/19: Class Participation Self-Evaluation
  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 9 (‘Association’): ‘The Ordeal of Integration and the Rise of Ethnic Nationalism’; ‘Civil Society in a Multicultural Democracy’

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Q&A: TBA
  • For Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 9 (‘Association’): ‘Hate Groups’; ‘Cyber Communities’; ‘Religious Associations’; ‘American Promise’
  • Robyn C. Spencer, “Seize the Time: The Roots of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California,” in The Revolution has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Duke University Press, 2016, pp. 7-34

For Thursday, 4/18 (SOC 1102)

April 16, 2019

Let’s read some reportage on the Berlin techno scene before we dive into the more academic treatment of it.

I’ve written a short introduction to the Bader and Scharenberg article in which I try to give you a little context for our next reading in light of the Paumgarten article as well as Richard Florida’s ideas about ‘creative capital’ and the ‘creative class’.

In Class

  • Attendance
  • The Global City (Slight Return)
  • Q&A: Globalisation, Creativity, & Techno in Berlin
  • For Next Time

For Next Time

For Wednesday, 4/17 (SOC 1104)

April 15, 2019

Okay, I finally remembered to look up the video that Weenia was trying to post (and don’t forget to check out the links posted by Alvin and Shoaib on Monday’s agenda!); it’s an exchange between Trevor Noah and an audience member that didn’t make it onto the official show:

There’s also a brief piece on reparations–for dispossessed slaveowners!–in today’s New York Times, along with an essay by a creole woman who says she has no interest in taking a DNA test to find out how black she is.

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘The Racialization of Art Worlds’; ‘Cultural Appropriation’; ‘The Sociology of Art, the Art of Sociology’

In Class

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 9 (‘Association’): ‘The Ordeal of Integration and the Rise of Ethnic Nationalism’; ‘Civil Society in a Multicultural Democracy’
  • Robyn C. Spencer, “Seize the Time: The Roots of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California,” in The Revolution has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Duke University Press, 2016, pp. 7-34

For Tuesday, 4/16 (SOC 1102)

April 11, 2019

In Class

For Next Time

For Monday, 4/15 (SOC 1104)

April 10, 2019

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Representation in Art’

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Q&A: Art, Race, and Representation
  • On Begging the Question
  • For Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘The Racialization of Art Worlds’; ‘Cultural Appropriation’; ‘The Sociology of Art, the Art of Sociology’

For Thursday, 4/11 (SOC 1102)

April 9, 2019

After class, I realised that we hadn’t even gotten to the Florida article; we spent all of our time discussing The Pruitt-Igoe Myth and ‘The Making of Ferguson’. So we’ll devote our attention to Florida on Thursday. Please also read the Bill Gates Op-Ed if you haven’t already.

In Class

For Next Time

For Wednesday, 4/10 (SOC 1104)

April 8, 2019
  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Educational Inequality’; ‘Combating Educational Inequality: The Case of Affirmative Action’; ‘The Benefits of a Multicultural Learning Environment’

In Class

  • Attendance
  • Kumbaya, My Lord?
  • Q&A: Education, Inequality, and Whiteness
    •  Affirmative-Action Lawsuits at Harvard and UNC
      • ‘The plaintiffs accuse U.N.C., a public flagship university, of using race “at every stage” of the admissions process, in violation of the law, “even when the application gives no indication that race affected the student’s life in any way”’ (Hartecollis 2019).

        • What might Desmond and Emirbayer say about the supposition that such a life is even possible for any person of colour?
  • For Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Representation in Art’

For Tuesday, 4/9 (SOC 1102)

April 4, 2019

Prep

The Gates Op-Ed essay is short; just skim it and concentrate your energy on the Florida article. There is a lot to process, but just try to get clear on who belongs to the ‘creative class’ and what the ‘Creative Capital Perspective’ is supposed to involve., according to Florida.

In Class

For Next Time

For Monday, 4/8 (SOC 1104)

April 3, 2019

We had seven minutes and change to go on Thirteenth when we ran out of time. So we’ll finish up the last part of that and process it together. Then we’ll turn to consider the first half of our textbook chapter on education.

A number of you were absent on Monday and thus missed important announcements. If you miss class (and a few of you have piled up the absences, which will hurt your class participation grade, I’m afraid), you should be checking with your classmates or with me (via my gmail address, remember) to find out what you missed!

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘“I Have a Right to Think!”: Racial Battles over Education, 1900-1970’; ‘Whiteness in Education’; ‘Educational Inequality’

In Class

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 7 (‘Education’): ‘Combating Educational Inequality: The Case of Affirmative Action’; ‘The Benefits of a Multicultural Learning Environment’

There’s a recent feature on affirmative action in the New York Times that would make for interesting supplementary reading here.