Review of the readings (Yamaga Soko and Hagakure): what were the differences
Hagakure stressed courage: all other qualities stem from having courage
Also stresses death, of course (detachment from problems in life, accept
QUESTIONS ON NAGEL (Sex and Nationalism), STOLER,
HENG AND DEVAN
Nagel speaks of a moral economy of nationalism (p. 146). Discuss.
Describe Durkheims theory concerning ways in which deviance (rule-breaking) are in fact
useful for society.
18 LANGUAGE, CULTURE, ETHNICITY
Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Language and social identity
Peter Whiteley, Do language rights serve indigenous interests? Some Hopi and
Uli Linke, There is a land where everything is pure: Linguistic nationalism
QUESTIONS ON OMI & WINANT, AND HILL
Omi and Winant state that race is now a preeminently political phenomenon (p. 126).
Discuss. Do you agree?
Omi and Winant argue that race has no fixed meaning. Do you agree? Why do they
What is hegemo
STUDY QUESTIONS ON STAVENHAGEN, WHITELEY, LINKE, HILL
Stavenhagen and Whiteley present somewhat opposing arguments regarding language
An ethnic community without a language is a dying community (Stavenhagen p. 41).
Defend this state
Jean: get more images for the last part of this lecture, it was too short
15 ETHNIC IDENTITY, NATIONALISM, AND GENDER
Read: De la Cadena, Marisol, 1995, Women are more Indian: Ethnicity and gender in a
community near Cuzco
Smith, Carol, 1996. Race, class,
Nagel 83-105 and 113-141
Discuss some of the problems with the concept of race as used by the U.S. Census
Nagel says that the Census Bureaus formulas and categories suggest that there is a role
played by the politics of race
Study Questions on Wade 69-126
The increase in genetic determinism is not as straightforward as it looks (p. 70). Discuss.
Discuss the way in which race is modeled on species. Then discuss the ways in
which the two concepts do not map onto each othe
Recap of Warrior values in the Tales of the Heike:
- Never retreat! (though there are instances of rational strategy being used)
- Concern with way of death (method, location, noble/ignoble)
- Announcing names (both about status and
17 RELIGION, ETHNICITY, THE NATION
Read: Aihwa Ong, 1990. State versus Islam: Malay families, womens bodies, and the
body politic in Malaysia
Kimberly Arkin, 2009. Rhinestone aesthetics and religious essence: Looking
Jewish in Paris. American Ethnologist
QUESTIONS ON DE LA CADENA AND SMITH
Describe the ideology that rigidly classifies people as Indian or mestizo in the part of
Peru de la Cadena studied.
What are the justifications for the gender inequality found in Chitapampa?
What mechanisms mai
visualizing the fetus
todays articles address the relationship between a pregnant woman and her fetus.
how that relationship is experienced by pregnant women and represented by others is
obviously fraught in this country because its become so tied up in a
April 13, 2004
Arendell: The Social Self as Gendered: A Masculinist Discourse of Divorce
Cherlin: Going to Extremes: Family Structure, Childrens Well-Being, and Social
Amato: The Consequences of Divorce for Adults and Children
Don DeLillo, Mao II (1991)
what photos mark off the different sections?
historical moment of rushdie affair, khomeinis funeral, islamic fundamentalism, tiananmen
what is plot?
What, for you, are key passages in first half?
Human Origins and Evolution
Make sure you are familiar with the bones of the human body, as per the diagram of the
human skeleton. Be able to identify the proximal and distal ends of each long bone
(except the fibula
Conrad, The Secret Agent (1907)
18571924, English novelist, b. Russia (now Ukraine),
originally named Jsef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski.
Born of Polish parents, he is considered one of the greatest novelists and prose stylists in
The Woman Question
To understand, gender, we must understand social inequality. And, if gender
conceptions are idioms for interpreting and manipulating social inequality, then we
should expect notions of femininity and masculinity to chang
gender, power and agency
last time, Weston importantly argued:
Persons do not possess gender-typed qualities so much as they use symbols to
fashion presentations of self that incorporate gender.
And yet, in everyday practice, many jobs are strongly associ
Zen concepts from Daisetz Suzukis Zen and Japanese Culture:
1. no-mind (mushin) Prajna Immovable: moving but not moving. Continuous
movement without stopping to think needlessly about something.
2. Myoyu and creativity
3. Sword of Life/Death
Study Questions on Ong and Arkin
Ong says that other scholars view Islamic revivalism in Malaysia as an anti-government
strategy of the politically marginalized. How does she view it?
Ong mentions Foucaults notion of bio-power. What is this, do you