Questions on Cole and Guy-Sheftall, McIntosh, Williams, TIME, Lei, Forbes, P. Brown
Is our attainment of patriarchal power through the oppression of women any less
insidious than white peoples perpetuation of a system of racial oppression to dehumani
Questions on Omi & Winant, Smedley, Federal Statistical Directive,
Jefferson, Du Bois, Jensen, Jacobs
Omi and Winant: says discovering that by legal definition one is not white because one is
1/32 Negro is catastrophic. Why?
In contrast to the
Questions on Jacobson, Rouse and Hoskins, Orwell (2), Mantsios,
Baca Zinn and Eitzen, VanderStaay, Newman
Compare the conservatism of fundamental Baptist beliefs and practices to the
conservatism of Argentinean haredi Jews described by Jacobson.
QUESTIONS ON GORDON, GOULD, SCHMIDT & MOORE,
KONDO, AND P. PASCOE
Describe the social purity movement, as described by Gordon. What contemporary
reform movements resemble it?
What did the suffrage, free love, and temperance movements advocat
Questions on Pascoe 1-174
Did your high school have anything like the Mr. Cougar contest? If so, describe.
What do we mean by masculinity?
Very few men, if any, are actually hegemonically masculine, but all men do benefit, to
Race, Gender, Ethnicity I
Read: Merry, Sally. Racialized identities and the law. In Susser, Ida, and Thomas C.
Patterson. Cultural Diversity in the United States: A Critical Reader. Malden, MA:
Wiley-Blackwell, 2001. ISBN: 978-0631222132.
Brown, Claude. E
Read: Omi, Michael, and Howard Winant. Racial formation. In Racial Formation in the
United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s. New York, NY: Routledge, 1994. ISBN:
Smedley, Audrey. Race and the construction of human identity. Ameri
Religion; Social Class
Read: Jacobson, Shari. Modernity, conservative religious movements and the female subject:
Newly ultraorthodox Sephardi women in Buenos Aires. American Anthropologist 108
Rouse, Carolyn, and Janet Hoskins. Purity, s
Read: Laqueur, Thomas. Orgasm, generation, and the politics of reproductive biology.
In Lancaster, Roger N., & Micaela di Leonardo. The Gender Sexuality Reader:
Culture, History, Political Economy. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997. ISBN:
DEVIANCE, STIGMA, FREE WILL, SANITY,
RATIONALITY, AND THE OUTER LIMITS OF IDENTITY
Read: Rhodes 1-224
Characteristics of stigmatization
Negative trait, due to
Rhodes: dingy (stigmatized)
Read: Bourgois 174-337
Witches as deviant others
How they are different teaches us about ourselves
What are our ideas about witches?
Black magic, spells
Do things in secret
Puritain dress, ride on broomsticks
ANALYTIC PERSPECTIVES: WHAT IS IDENTITY? DIFFERENCE?
Read: Bourgois 1-173
Means being the same as oneself
But the same requires different
Identity is oppositional and relational in nature
Anthropology has studied social identity
ANALYTIC PERSPECTIVES: BODIES
Read: Gordon, Linda. Social purity and eugenics. in Womans Body, Womans Right: A
Social History of Birth Control in America. New York, NY: Penguin, 1990. ISBN:
Gould, Stephen J. Measuring bodies. in The Mismeas
Introduction to Concepts
Multiple meanings: here we are interested in individual and social identity
Related terms: self, I, person, personality
The French philosopher Derrida maintains that any identity is constructed in
relation to dif
INTRODUCTION TO COURSE
Each of you should include on the paper being sent around:
previous anthropology or sociology courses?
why taking the course?
The 2003 and 2007 versions of the course are avail