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Academic Year 2005/2006
Power and Domination
SOC 233 FA
This course draws on classical and contemporary sociological thought to explore the following questions: What are power and domination, and what forms do they take? What is the relationship between those who have power
and those who are subject to it? How does power affect those who wield it, and what circumstances encourage complicity or resistance among those who are controlled? What does it mean for one social actor to control
Foucault, DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH
Patterson, SLAVERY AND SOCIAL DEATH
Rubenstein, THE CUNNING OF HISTORY
Chancer, SADOMASOCHISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Weber (various readings)
Marx (various readings)
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Two in class examinations, one short paper, and weekly reading-journals.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students interested in pursuing specific topics or readings should contact the instructor by e-mail with their suggestions.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
SOC151 OR SOC152
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Simpson,Ruth E.
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK314;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 24)
- SR. major: 6 Jr. major: 6
- SR. non-major: 4 Jr. non-major: 4 SO: 4 FR: X
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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