Calendar

January 18, 2018: “community,” definitions, typologies

 

January 25, 2018: modernity, locality, belonging, plus the current culture wars

Readings to be completed for this week, before class:
Delanty, intro. and chapters one-three.
and
LIlla, Mark. 2017. “The End of Identity Liberalism.” New York Times November 18.

 

February 1, 2018: citizenship, multiculturalism

Delanty, chapters four-six.
and
(skim) van Houdt, Friso, Semin Suvarierol, and Willem Schinkel. 2011. “Neoliberal Communitarian Citizenship: Current Trends Towards ‘Earned Citizenship’ in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.” International Sociology 26(3):408-32.

 

February 8, 2018: postmodernism, cosmopolitanism, plus the current culture wars

discussion leader: Ricano
Delanty, chapters seven-nine and conclusion.
and
Tebbe, Jason. 2016. “Twenty-First Century Victorians.” Jacobin October 31.
and
take this quiz: Do You Live in a Bubble?

 

February 15, 2018: the function of the division of labor, plus the current culture wars

discussion leader: Smith
Durkheim, pp. xxv-xlii (Lukes’s introduction), book one chapter one, book one chapter two.
and
Wong, David. 2016. “How Half of America Lost…” Cracked.com October 12.

 

February 22, 2018: organic solidarity, plus the current culture wars

discussion leader: Coiner
Durkheim, book one chapter three, book one chapter five.
and
Guo, Jeff. 2016. “A New Theory for Why Trump Voters are so Angry – That Actually Makes Sense.” The Washington Post November 8.

 

March 1, 2018: causes of division of labor, anomie, plus cultural appropriation

discussion leader: Callahan
Durkheim, book two chapter two, book three chapter one.
and
Rogers, Richard A. 2006. “From Cultural Exchange to Transculturation: A Review and Reconceptualization of Cultural Appropriation.” Communication Theory 16:474-503.
and
Will, George F. 2017. “The Left’s Misguided Obsession with ‘Cultural Appropriation.'” Washington Post May 12.

 

March 8, 2018: talking in the digital age, plus cultural appropriation

Turkle, pp. 1-207.
and
Rampell, Catherine. 2017. “A Fraternity Was Told It Was Appropriating Culture. Administrators Won’t Say Which.” Washington Post April 20.
and
(just skim) Riley, Angela R. and Kristen A. Carpenter. 2016. “Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation.” Texas Law Review 94:859-931.

 

March 15, 2018: spring break, no class!

 

March 22, 2018: reclaiming conversation, plus cultural appropriation

discussion leader: Bacon
Turkle, pp. 207-362.
and
Hatala Matthes, Erich. 2016. “Cultural Appropriation without Cultural Essentialism?” Social Theory and Practice 42(2):343-66.
and
Malik, Kenan. 2017. “In Defense of Cultural Appropriation.” New York Times June 14.

 

March 29, 2018: nationalism, plus gentrification

discussion leader: Watkins
Anderson, preface, chapters one-four.
and
Betancur, John. 2011. “Gentrification and Community Fabric in Chicago.” Urban Studies 48(2):383-406.
and
(skim) Schlichtman, John Joe and Jason Patch. 2014. “Gentrifier? Who, Me? Interrogating the Gentrifier in the Mirror.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 38(4):1491-1508.

 

April 5, 2018: street art and gentrification

Romero, Rachel. 2018. “Bittersweet Ambivalence: Austin’s Street Artists Speak of Gentrification.” Journal of Cultural Geography 35(1):1-22.

guest speaker: Dr. Rachel Romero, Texas State Dept. of Sociology

papers due

 

April 12, 2018: nationalism, plus gentrification

Anderson, chapters five-seven.
and
Drew, Emily J. 2012. “‘Listening through White Ears’: Cross-Racial Dialogues as Strategy to Address the Racial Effects of Gentrification.” Journal of Urban Affairs 34(1):99-115.
and
(skim) Tissot, Sylvie. 2014. “Loving Diversity/Controlling Diversity: Exploring the Ambivalent Mobilization of Upper-Middle-Class Gentrifiers, South End, Boston.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 38(4):1181-94.

 

April 19, 2018: nationalism

Anderson, chapters eight-eleven.
and
Lind, Michael. 2017. “The Case for Cultural Nationalism.” National Review September 11:27-9.

 

April 26, 2018

student paper presentations

 

May 3, 2018

take home final exam due back by email no later than 9:00 p.m.