American Families JS 2010 syllabus-1

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Unformatted text preview: Leslie Fishbein Spring 2010 American Studies Department 1 Ruth Adams Building 018 F.A.S., Rutgers University Monday 1, 2: 9:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M AMERICAN STUDIES 01:050:389:01: JUNIOR SEMINAR: AMERICAN FAMILIES BOOKS REQUIRED FOR PURCHASE 1. Edmund Morgan, The Puritan Family: Religion and Domestic Relations in Seventeenth- Century New England . 1944; reprinted New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1966. $13.95. ISBN-10: 0061312274; ISBN-13: 978-0061312274. 2. Arthur Miller, All My Sons. Edited by C. W. E. Bigsby. 1947; reprinted New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1999. $7.50. ISBN-10: 0822200163; ISBN-13: 978- 0822200161. 3. Monica Sone, Nisei Daughter . Introduction by S. Frank Miyamoto. 1953; reprinted Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998. $15.95. ISBN-10: 0295956887; I SBN- 13: 978-0295956886. 4. Edward Steichen, The Family of Man . Prologue by Carl Sandburg. 1955; reprinted New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002. $19.95 . ISBN-10: 0870703412; ISBN-13: 978-0870703416. 5. Elaine Tyler May, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era . 1998; reprinted New York: Basic Books, A Subsidiary of Perseus Books, L.L.C., 2008. $19.95. ISBN-10: 0465010202; ISBN-13: 978-0465010202. 6. Paule Marshall, Brown Girl, Brownstones . 1959; reprinted New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 2009. $10.95. ISBN-10: 0486468321; ISBN-13: 978-0486468327. 7. Karen Houppert, Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military For Better or Worse. 2005; reprinted New York: Ballantine Books, 2006. $14.95. ISBN-10: 0345461703; ISBN-13: 978-0345461704 8. Kath Weston, The Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship . 1991; revised New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. $24.95. ISBN-10: 0231110936; ISBN-13: 978- 0231110938. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the evolution of American families from colonial times to the present. We will consider the impact of religion, region, race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual orientation on family formation and culture and will explore such issues as representation, memory, and the ideology of family life. Readings, films, photography, and discussions will emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to the development of American familial cultures and will include both primary and secondary sources. Leslie Fishbein Spring 2010 American Studies Department 2 Ruth Adams Building 018 F.A.S., Rutgers University Monday 1, 2: 9:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M AMERICAN STUDIES 01:050:389:01: JUNIOR SEMINAR: AMERICAN FAMILIES COURSE DESCRIPTION, CONTINUED: LEARNING GOALS: Department Learning Goals Met by this Course: Students will be able to synthesize an interdisciplinary dialogue among the different disciplinary methodologies that compose American Studies investigation of American culture across time and space in the history, politics, literature, and arts of the peoples of the United States, as well as the Americas. Students will be able to write well; speak articulately; and think critically, analytically, and creatively....
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