For Wednesday, 2 March

Prep

  • 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’. keywords: black organising tradition, the; Moynihan Report, the (p. 107); sharecropping (pp. 91-92); Southern Strategy, the (pp. 106-7).

Zoom Session

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For Wednesday, 16 February

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 1 (‘Race in the Twenty-First Century’): ‘A Cancer’; ‘American Racism in the Twenty-First Century’; ‘A Biological Reality?’; ‘Whiteness’; ‘Race Is a Social Reality’; ‘Ethnicity and Nationality’; Thinking Like a Sociologist’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Introductions, cont’d
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

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  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Modernity Rising’; ‘Colonization of the Americas’; ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’; ‘Africans Enslaved’; ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’

For Wednesday, 9 February

Prep

  • Michael A. Caulfield, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers (2017), Part I (‘Four Strategies and a Habit’); Part II (‘Look for Previous Work’), Sections 1 (‘How to Use Previous Work’), 2 (‘Fact-Checking Sites’), 3 (‘Wikipedia’); Part III, Section 1 (‘Going Upstream to Find the Source’); Part IV (‘Reading Laterally’), Sections 1 (‘What Reading Laterally Means’), 26 (‘Evaluating News Sources’), and 27 (‘National Newspapers of Record’)

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Introductions, cont’d
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

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  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 1 (‘Race in the Twenty-First Century’): ‘A Cancer’; ‘American Racism in the Twenty-First Century’; ‘A Biological Reality?’; ‘Whiteness’; ‘Race Is a Social Reality’; ‘Ethnicity and Nationality’; Thinking Like a Sociologist’

First Day’s Agenda (Wednesday, 2 February)

Prep

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Introductions
  • The Big Picture
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

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  • Michael A. Caulfield, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers (2017), Part I (‘Four Strategies and a Habit’); Part II (‘Look for Previous Work’), Sections 1 (‘How to Use Previous Work’), 2 (‘Fact-Checking Sites’), 3 (‘Wikipedia’); Part III, Section 1 (‘Going Upstream to Find the Source’); Part IV (‘Reading Laterally’), Sections 1 (‘What Reading Laterally Means’), 26 (‘Evaluating News Sources’), 27 (‘National Newspapers of Record’), and 29 (‘Activity: Find Top Authorities for a Subject’)

For Wednesday, 23 February

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Modernity Rising’; ‘Colonization of the Americas’; ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’; ‘Africans Enslaved’; ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’.

As I stated in class, you should pay special attentionton the sections entitled ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’, ‘Africans Enslaved’, and ‘Racial Discourses of Modernity’.

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Introductions, cont’d
  • Q&A
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

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For Monday, 12/20

Prep

  • 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: colour-blindness; is/ought distinction; multiculturalism; racial democracy.

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Review: Take-Home Essay Final Exam
  • Q&A: Towards Racial Democracy

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  • Make your final revisions to your exam essays ASAP.

For Monday, 12/13

Prep

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Q&A: TBA
  • Core Concepts
    • Review: The White Aesthetic
    • Review: The Racist Aesthetic
      • Cultural Appropriation
      • Racist Appropriation
    • Review: The Antiracist Aesthetic
      • Antiracist Appropriation
  • Review: Take-Home Final Exam (13:45)
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

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  • 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, 12/8

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.
  • ‘Why Does the Ethnic Food Aisle Still Exist?’All of It (15 September 2021)

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Review: Take-Home Essay Final Exam
  • Q&A: TBA
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

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For Monday, 12/6

Prep

If you can, be sure to see Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 2021) before class on Monday, either in the theatre or on HBO Max. 

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Q&A: TBA
  • 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, 12/1

Prep

Zoom Session

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

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