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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

THE SYLLABUS


Draft Week by Week Course Outline


Sept. 4:            Intro to seminar.  No assigned reading  
Sept. 11:          Marx, Communist Manifesto, Capital Chapter 1  
Sept. 18:          Marx. Capital, Chapters 2-6                                  
Sept. 25:          Marx, Capital, Chapters 7-10                                
Oct. 2:             Durkheim, Suicide, Preface, Introduction, Book III,                          Chapter 1
                        Max Weber, Economy and Society, Part One,                                    Chapters I and III, i-v   
Oct. 9:             Weber, Economy and Society, Part Two, Chapter XI
                        Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of                                                Capitalism, begin   
Oct. 16:           Weber, The Protestant Ethic finish                            Oct. 23:           Karl Mannheim, Ideology and Utopia, Parts I, II      Oct. 30:           Mannheim, Part IV, Edwin Wilmsen, Land Filled                                  With Flies, Chapters 1-2.
Nov. 13:          Wilmsen, Chapters 3-5                                                Nov. 20:          Wilmsen, Chapters 6-7                       
Nov. 27:          Charles Mills, The Racial Contract                           Dec. 4:             Martha Nussbaum, Sex and Social Justice, excerpts 

Written work:                          Short paper, due Oct. 9
                                                Final paper, Dec. 14

5 comments:

s. wallerstein said...

It sounds great!

I wish I could be there to bother you with my sophomoric questions.

Paul O said...

You're making me want to go back to college (again). Though maybe I could start by actually reading the few of those listed books I already own :-(

RobinMcDugald said...

I understand it may have something to do with the over-all thrust of your course, but could you offer a brief word on why the reading and discussion of Wilmsen’s book—a book I’m completely unfamiliar with—takes up such a large part of it? Best wishes for your enterprise.

s. wallerstein said...

Robin McDugald,

Take a look at these lectures on Ideological Critique, and you'll find a explanation of Wilmensen's book. Here's the first lecture:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbU3yW2xIGE

Jerry Fresia said...

Thank you.

Bucket list material.