Soc 111.01 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY


Weekly Reading Assignments

Week of Jan. 24 | Jan. 31 | Feb. 7 | Feb. 14 | Feb. 21 | Feb. 28 | Mar. 6 |

| Mar. 13 | Apr. 3 | Apr. 10 | Apr. 17 |Apr. 24 | May 1 | May 8 | FINAL EXAM

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Course Schedule

NOTE: SCHEDULE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Numbered readings are from the Ferguson reader, Mapping the Social Landscape
Mon Jan 24 Introductions
Wed Jan 26 What is Social Structure? What is Culture?
#1 Mills "The Promise"
#3 Romero "The Intersection of Biography and History"
#7 Velliquette and Murray "The New Tattoo Subculture"
Fri Jan 28 Social Structure in Buffalo Creek
Erikson Part One "February 26, 1972"
Erikson Part Two "Notes on Appalachia"
#15 Kraybill "The Social Architecture of Amish Society"
Mon Jan 31 Culture in Buffalo Creek
Erikson Part Two "The Mountain Ethos"
Erikson Part Two "The Coming of the Coal Camps"
Erikson Part Two "Buffalo Creek"
#17 Blee "Women of the Klan"
Wed Feb 2 The Human Impact of Disasters
Erikson Part Three "Looking for Scars"
Erikson Part Three "Individual Trauma"
#2 Gains "Teenage Wasteland"
#46 Karp "Speaking of Sadness"
Fri Feb 4

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE (attendance required)

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Mon Feb 7 Community and the Loss of Community
Erikson Part Three "Collective Trauma"
Erikson "Conclusion"
#18 Schwalbe "The Search for Communitas . . ."
#19 Rosenham "On Being Sane in Insane Places"
Wed Feb 9 Sociological Theories
DUE DATE FOR FIRST SHORT ESSAY-OPTION 1
#4 Durkheim "What Is a Social Fact?"
#38 Marx & Engels "Manifesto of the Communist Party"
#41 Weber "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism"
Fri Feb 11

The Culture of Consumption
Ritzer Ch 1 "A Tour of the New Means of Consumption"
Ritzer Ch 2 "The Revolution in Consumption and the Larger Society"
#35 Mills "The Power Elite"

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Mon Feb 14 Trends in Modern Society: Rationalization
Ritzer Ch 3 "Social Theory and the New Means of Consumption"
Ritzer Ch 4 "Rationalization, Enchantment, and Disenchantment"
#54 Ritzer "The McDonaldization of Society"
#40 Leidner "Over the Counter"
Wed Feb 16 Trends in Modern Society: Hyperconsumption
Ritzer Ch 5 "Reenchantment: Creating Spectacle through Extravaganzas . . . "
Ritzer Ch 6 "Reenchantment: Creating Spectacle through Implosion . . . "
#9 Gibson "Warrior Dreams"
#10 Trask "Lovely Hula Hands"
Fri Feb 18

NO CLASS

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Mon Feb 21 The Future of Capitalism
Ritzer Ch 7 "Societal Implications and the Future of the New Means of Consumption"
#36 Clawson et al. "Money Talks"
#37 Grieder "One World, Ready or Not"
#53 Ogburn "The Hypothesis of Cultural Lag"
Wed Feb 23 Sociological Research
#5 Sándor "The 'Other' Americans"
#6 Weitz "Personal Reflections on Researching HIV Disease"
#42 Hadaway et al. "What the Polls Don't Show"
Fri Feb 25

Gender and Society
DUE DATE FOR FIRST SHORT ESSAY-OPTION 2
#11 Lorber "Night to His Day'"
#22 Martin & Hummer "Fraternities and Rape"
#28 Rothman & Caschetta "Treating Health"
#29 Sadker & Sadker "Failing at Fairness"

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Mon Feb 28 Conflicts in Work and Family
Hochschild Ch 1 "The Waving Window"
Hochschild Ch 2 "Managed Values and Long Days"
Hochschild Ch 3 "An Angels of an Idea"
Hochschild Ch 4 "Family Values and Reversed Worlds"
Wed Mar 1   Gender in the Workplace
Hochschild Ch 5 "Giving at the Office"
Hochschild Ch 6 "The Administrative Mother"
Hochschild Ch 7 "All My Friends Are Worker Bees: Being a Part-time Professional"
#27 Williams "The Glass Escalator"
Fri Mar 3

NO CLASS

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Mon Mar 6 Changes in Family Patterns
Hochschild Ch 8 "I'm Still Married: Work as an Escape Valve"
Hochschild Ch 9 "Catching Up on the Soaps: Male Pioneers in the Culture of Time"
Hochschild Ch 10 "What If the Boss Says No?"
#50 Stacey "Gay and Lesbian Families Are Here"
Wed Mar 8 Working Class Families
Hochschild Ch 11 "I Want Them to Grow Up to Be Good Single Moms"
Hochschild Ch 12 "The Overextended Family"
Hochschild Ch 13 "Overtime Hounds"
#51 Collins "The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture"
Fri Mar 10

Can Family-Work Conflicts Be Resolved?
DUE DATE FOR SECOND ESSAY
Hochschild Ch 14 "The Third Shift"
Hochschild Ch 15 "Evading the Time Bind"
Hochschild Ch 16 "Making Time"

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Mon Mar 13 REVIEW
Wed Mar 15 MIDSEM EXAM
Fri Mar 17 NO CLASS
  SPRING BREAK
Mon Apr 3 Race in America
Feagin & Sikes Ch 1 "The Continuing Significance of Racism"
Feagin & Sikes Ch 2 "Navigating Public Places"
#24 Oliver & Shapiro "Black Wealth/White Wealth"
Wed Apr 5 Education and Race
Feagin & Sikes Ch 3 "Seeking a Good Education"
#47 Crow Dog & Erdoes "Civilize Them with a Stick"
#49 Valdés "Con Respeto"
#13 Granfield "Making It by Faking It"
 Fri Apr 7

Housing Segregation
Feagin & Sikes Ch 6 "Seeking a Good Home and Neighborhood"
#31 DuBois "The Problem of the Twentieth Century . . . "
#39 Wilson "When Work Disappears"

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Mon Apr 10 Resistance to Racism
Feagin & Sikes Ch 7 "Contending With Everyday Discrimination"
#8 Anderson "The Code of the Streets"
#21 Bourgois "In Search of Respect"
Wed Apr 12 Can We All Get Along?
Feagin & Sikes Ch 8 "Changing the Color Line"
#32 Rubin "Is This a White Country, or What?"
Fri Apr 14

NO CLASS

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Mon Apr 17 The "Model Minority"
Tuan "Introduction"
Tuan Ch 1 "Racialized Ethnics Compared to White Ethnics"
#33 Abelmann & Lie "Blue Dreams"
Wed Apr 19 Socialization in Asian-American Communities
Tuan Ch 2 "Cars, Girls, And Baseball-but with an Asian Twist"
Tuan Ch 3 "I knew that I was different."
#12 Messner "Boyhood, Organized Sports"
Fri Apr 21

Constructing an Asian-American Identity
Tuan Ch 4 "Practicality always steps in."
Tuan Ch 5 "I'm an American with a Japanese look."
#30 Espiritu "The Racial Construction of Asian American Women and Men"

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Mon Apr 24 Reviewing Race and Ethnicity
DUE DATE FOR THIRD ESSAY
Tuan "Conclusion: The Racialized Ethnic Experience"
Wed Apr 26 Charity and Social Class
Poppendieck "Introduction"
Poppendieck Ch 1 "Charity for All"
Poppendieck Ch 2 "Who Eats Emergency Food?"
#23 Domhoff "Who Rules America?"
Fri Apr 28

NO CLASS

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Mon May 1 The Functions of Poverty
Poppendieck Ch 3 "The Rise of Emergency Food"
Poppendieck Ch 5 "The Uses of Emergency Food"
#25 Gans "The Positive Functions of the Undeserving Poor"
Wed May 3 More Blessed to Give than Receive
Poppendieck Ch 6 "The Seductions of Charity"
Poppendieck Ch 8 "Charity and Dignity"
#26 Edin & Lein "Making Ends Meet"
Fri May 5

Charity and Social Policy
Poppendieck Ch 9 "The Ultimate Band-Aid"
Poppendieck "Conclusion"
#43 Blanchard "The Anti-Abortion Movement . . . "
#56 Flacks "Think Globally, Act Politically"

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Mon May 8 DUE DATE FOR FOURTH ESSAY
Wed May10 REVIEW FOR FINAL
Fri May 12 NO CLASS

Fri May 19 9 AM FINAL EXAM

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