For Wednesday, 11 May

Prep

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Q&A
  • Review of the Midterm
    • Review of ASA Style
  • Review for the Final Exam
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Desmond and Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 11 (‘Toward Racial Democracy’): ‘What Are the Goals?’; ‘How Do We Bring About Change?’; ‘We Who Believe in Freedom’. keywords: is/ought distinction.

For Wednesday, 4 May

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’. keywords: antiracist appropriation; cultural appropriation (pp. 308-314); highbrow and lowbrow culture (pp. 305-308); racist appropriation; white gaze, the.
  • Video: ‘Inside Japan’s Chicano Subculture’ (20 February 2019). keywords: cultural appropriation; subculture.

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • TBA

For Wednesday, 27 April

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 8 (‘Aesthetics’): ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Representation in Art’. keywords: antiracist aesthetic, minstrelsy; the; multiculturalism; racist aesthetic, the; white aesthetic, the; white saviour trope.
  • ‘The Birth of American Music’, 1619 Podcast (6 September 2019)

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Midterm Review
    • Invisibility of whiteness is not simply about white privilege. Nor is it simply about racism, or about racial injustice.
  • Q&A: Race & Aesthetics
  • Reading Notes 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’. keywords: antiracist appropriation; cultural appropriation (pp. 308-314); highbrow and lowbrow culture (pp. 305-308); racist appropriation; white gaze, the.

For Wednesday, 13 April

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’; ‘Combating Educational Inequality: The Case of Affirmative Action’; ‘The Benefits of a Multicultural Learning Environment’

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Review: Annotated Bibliography HW
    • Review: ASA Style
  3. Q&A
  4. Reading Notes 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’. keywords: antiracist aesthetic, minstrelsy; the; multiculturalism; racist aesthetic, the; white aesthetic, the; white saviour trope.

For Wednesday, 6 April

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 6 (‘Crime and Punishment’): ‘The Rise of the American Prison’; ‘Fear; ‘Crime’; ‘Punishment’; ‘Things Are Not What They Seem’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Review: Annotated Bibliography HW
  • Q&A: Crime and Punishment
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

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

For Wednesday, 30 March

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 5 (‘Housing’): ‘Racial Struggles over Residence in Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Segregation’; ‘The City’; ‘The Suburbs’; ‘Rural America’; ‘Towards an Integrated America’

We’ll focus our attention on the first two sections of Ch. 5.

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Due Date for Midterm Pushed Back
  • Q&A: ‘Race’ & Housing
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 6 (‘Crime and Punishment’): ‘The Rise of the American Prison’; ‘Fear; ‘Crime’; ‘Punishment’; ‘Things Are Not What They Seem’

For Wednesday, 23 March

Prep

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 5 (‘Housing’): ‘Racial Struggles over Residence in Twentieth-Century America’; ‘Racial Segregation’; ‘The City’; ‘The Suburbs’; ‘Rural America’; ‘Towards an Integrated America’

For Wednesday, 16 March

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 4 (‘Economics’): ‘Economic Racism from the New Deal to Reaganomics’; ‘Income and Wealth Disparities’; Chasing the American Dream’; ‘Labor Market Dynamics’; ‘Welfare’; ‘When Affirmative Action Wasn’t White’; ‘The Value of Inconvenient Facts’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Overview: Annotated Bibliography Assignment
  • Preview: Midterm Take-Home Essay Exam
  • Q&A: TBA
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

For Wednesday, 9 March

Prep

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ (1963)
  • Review Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 3 (‘Politics’): ‘The Civil Rights Movement’; ‘Backlash’; ‘Partisanship and Representation’; ‘Voting’; ‘Elections and Implicit Racial Appeals’; ‘The Longing for Color-Blind Politics’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Review: Semester Goals HW
  • Review: Midterm Exam
  • Overview: Annotated Bibliography HW
  • Q&A: Racial Politics
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 4 (‘Economics’): ‘Economic Racism from the New Deal to Reaganomics’; ‘Income and Wealth Disparities’; Chasing the American Dream’; ‘Labor Market Dynamics’; ‘Welfare’; ‘When Affirmative Action Wasn’t White’; ‘The Value of Inconvenient Facts’