For Monday, 10/25

Prep

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

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • TBA
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 5 (‘Housing’): ‘The City’; ‘The Suburbs’; ‘Rural America’; ‘Towards an Integrated America’

For Wednesday, 10/20

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 4 (‘Economics’): ‘Labor Market Dynamics’; ‘Welfare’; ‘When Affirmative Action Wasn’t White’; ‘The Value of Inconvenient Facts’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Snowballing Backwards
  • 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’

For Monday, 10/18

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’

Zoom Session

  • Prelude: Looking Ahead to Some Issues in ‘Race and Art in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America’ (Ch. 8)
  • Attendance
  • Overview: Midterm Take-Home Essay Exam
    • Q&A: The Invisibility of Whiteness
  • Snowballing Backwards
    • Example: David Canon’s Study of Race and Representation (Desmond and Emirbayer 2016:112-13)
  • Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 4 (‘Economics’): ‘Labor Market Dynamics’; ‘Welfare’; ‘When Affirmative Action Wasn’t White’; ‘The Value of Inconvenient Facts’

For Wednesday, 10/13

Prep

  • Review Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 3 (‘Politics’): ‘Partisanship and Representation’; ‘Voting’; ‘Elections and Implicit Racial Appeals’; ‘The Longing for Color-Blind Politics’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance
  • Overview: Midterm Take-Home Essay Exam
    • Q&A: The Invisibility of Whiteness
  • Snowballing Backwards
    • Example: David Canon’s Study of Race and Representation (Desmond and Emirbayer 2016:112-13)
  • 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’

For Wednesday, 10/6

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 3 (‘Politics’): ‘Partisanship and Representation’; ‘Voting’; ‘Elections and Implicit Racial Appeals’; ‘The Longing for Color-Blind Politics’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance/Introductions, cont’d
  • Review: Submitting the Semester Goals HW (and Major Upcoming Assignments
  • Overview: Class Participation Self-Evaluation
  • Overview: Midterm Take-Home Essay Exam
    • Q&A: The Invisibility of Whiteness
  • Reading Notes for Ch. 4

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’

For Monday, 10/4

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 3 (‘Politics’): ‘The Civil Rights Movement’; ‘Backlash’. keywords: black organising tradition, the

Zoom Session

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 3 (‘Politics’): ‘Partisanship and Representation’; ‘Voting’; ‘Elections and Implicit Racial Appeals’; ‘The Longing for Color-Blind Politics’

For Wednesday, 9/29

Prep

Zoom Session

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2016), Ch. 3 (‘Politics’): ‘The Civil Rights Movement’; ‘Backlash’. keywords: black organising tradition, the

For Monday, 9/27

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance/Introductions, cont’d
  • Semester Goals HW
  • A ‘Counter-Centennial’
  • Reading Notes for ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

For Next Time

For Wednesday, 9/22

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Modernity Rising’; ‘Colonization of the Americas’; ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’; ‘Africans Enslaved’

Zoom Session

  • Attendance/Introductions, cont’d
  • TBA
  • Reading Notes for Ch. 2

For Next Time

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Manifest Destiny’; ‘Immigration from Asia and Europe’; Racial Discourses of Modernity’; ‘America’s Racial Profile Today’; ‘We, the Past’

For Monday, 9/20

Prep

  • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 1 (‘Race 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
  • TBA
  • Reading Notes for Ch. 2

For Next Time

    • Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer (2020), Ch. 2 (‘The Invention of Race’): ‘Modernity Rising’; ‘Colonization of the Americas’; ‘The Invention of Whiteness and Blackness’