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Academic Year 2005/2006
Tricksters, Ghosts, & Other Strangers in the Making of a Culture
SOC 399 SP
This course may be repeated for credit.
The seminar invites research and analysis of the role of tricksters, ghosts, and strangers in the making of American Culture, with an emphasis on late 19th through 20th century. Among the subjects considered will be
Ali, Rosa Parks, Crazy Horse, Gloria Anzaldua, South Asian and Chinese Americans. Students will read both fiction and non-fiction. The idea of an "America" will be taken as a topic for analysis of culture as a cover
exclusion in the name of inclusion. Instances of disruption and transformation of the cultural norm will be considered.
Avery Gordon, GHOSTLY MATTERS
Charles Lemert, MUHAMMAD ALI: TRICKSTER IN THE CULTURE OF IRONY
Selected books and articles on the nature of culture and cultural change, including references to new cultural and
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Short papers, group research and presentation, attendance, a major research paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Please do not register if you are unwilling to read all the assignments and participate in an intensive seminar class.
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- Instructor(s): Lemert,Charles C.
- Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC421;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 20)
- SR. major: 5 Jr. major: 5
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 5 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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