abend theory syllabus spring 2011

228246 the protestant ethic and the spirit of

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Unformatted text preview: Second Edition, Introduction, chapter I (What is a Social Fact?), and chapter II (Rules for the Observation of Social Facts) Week 6: Tue 3/1 and Thu 3/3 Topic/s  ­ Durkheim on explanation  ­ Durkheim on religion, morality, and collective effervescence Read Rules of Sociological Method, chapter V (Rules for the Explanation of Social Facts) Calhoun reader, pp. 181 ­192 5 Week 7: Tue 3/8 and Thu 3/10 3/8 Topic/s  ­ Durkheim on suicide Read Calhoun reader, pp. 193 ­202 3/10 Second Test Week 8: Tue 3/15 and Thu 3/17 Spring Break Week 9: Tue 3/22 and Thu 3/24 Topic/s  ­ Durkheim film: we’ll watch and discuss the movie Jesus Camp  ­ The problem of structure and agency (or, you aren’t really free: society is like a cage you can’t get out of) Read Goffman, Behavior in Public Places, chapters 1, 2, 3, and 6 Week 10: Tue 3/29 and Thu 3/31 Topic/s  ­ Erving Goffman Read Goffman, Behavior in Public Places, chapters 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 15. Week 11: Tue 4/5 and Thu 4/7 Topic/s  ­ Karl Marx Read Calhoun reader, pp. 82 ­111 (German Ideology; Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844; Manifesto of Communist Party) Calhoun reader, pp. 112 ­130 (Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte; Wage ­Labour and Capital; Classes) Week 12: Tue 4/12 and 4/14 4/12 Topic/s  ­...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY V93.0111.0 taught by Professor Abend during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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