February 24, 2012
In Discipline and Punish Michel Foucault tracks a shift in society from the leper colony
to the plague town; from the body to the soul; from torture to discipline; and, altogether, from the
Intro, 2, 3
Within domination there is autonomy and freedom and choice, but its not quite easy to
get out of it.
There are rooms for freedom without everyone having to revolt logic
Development of women is inherently complex and problematic.
While Marcuse agrees with Freud that all societies will impose some impression, he disagrees
that we need all that oppression. This derives from the domination of capitalism, this surplus
repression. The capitalists are dominating worker whose wor
Both of these cases took place in Vienna, late 19th century Vienna. Lots of social change,
but still quite conservative. Women are going out and finding jobs, lower class and some
middle class women are taking on industrial jobs. Women of high
At the heart of the liberal project is the liberation of the individual.
This idea of individual self worth extends into the family, and we see this with Durkheim.
There was a point in time when killing your children wasnt a crime.
Marx thinks capitalism
The difference between speaking about anti-semitism and anti-semitism and multiculturalism. Is anti-semitism a failure of multi-culturalism or something else?
All these stories about what race you are, are problematic in terms of individuality
Anti-Semitism and Fascist Propaganda
They generate an organized flight of ideas. The question that Adorno is raising of what is
communication? Usually the conveyance of ideas, but what really goes on? Propaganda
is a fear of freedom.
Adorno always talks
In the fifth chapter of The Principal Modes of Ritual Conduct, Durkheim notes that gods do, in
fact, have a use for cults. Surprisingly enough, the gods would die if they werent being
worshipped. Its true that men would not survive without gods but the op
13 February 2013
Two-faced: Man as Individual and Social Being
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, written by the French sociologist mile
Durkheim, is an expos of the truth of humanity. Durkheim reveals the truth of hum
In the beginning of the Origins of These Beliefs, Durkheim makes it clear that he
views totemism as a religion and does not include spiritual beings in his exposition.
Religion, as he views it, is primitive and without totems clans could not have come abo
Social Sciences 12200
11 March 2014
The Meaningfulness of Mythical Thought and Shamanism
Levi-Strauss discusses mythical thought and shamanism in the Science of the Concrete
and Effectiveness of Symbols chapters of his book The Savage
Winter Paper 2
3. What role does something like Durkheims collective effervescence play in Foucaults
account of the development of regimes of punishment and discipline?
From the scaffold to the prison, men and women are confronted by the power
Self-Winter Quarter Paper 1
Due Date: February 10th, 2014
Question: How does society come into being for Durkheim? In answering this question, you will
want to address both the conditions of possibility of social life, as well as the means by which
In The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, Emile Durkheim studies the
commonalities found in all religions by analyzing their most basic forms (Durkheim 2).
Durkheim uses this analysis of primitive religions and their fundamental principles as a
The crisis of liberalism is no longer a theoretical problem like in Durkheims time
What do we inherit from the 20th century? For Adorno, it is the crisis of the left, the crisis
of the collapse of European socialism (nationalism in the sense of modern ma
More notes on essays
For essays, use quotations The Principles of 1789
All book titles are in italics
If the text is more than 4 lines, it does not go in quotations. It is indented.
Adornos Marxism: he doesnt front and center his Marxism. He do
Durkheim notes from papers
Whats fundamentally different about Smithian division and labor and modern division of
labor is that of wage labor. Nowadays, everyone needs to go to work, everyone needs a
job in order to live
What Durkheim means by division
March 14th, 2012
The Perpetual Tug-of-War
In the 1980s, the hip hop subculture was big. Originating in the African-American
community in the South Bronx in the 1970s, the umbrella term of hip hop included music in
Normalization: Pg 6-7: Prisoner Time Schedule Pg 10: "They are intended to correct, reclaim, `cure'" Pg 19: "Taken to judging something other than crimes, namely, the `soul' of the criminal" Pg 20-21: "And the sentence that condemns or acquits is not simp
Durkheim Paper: What does society want and how does it get it? -Society is sui generis (system of active forces) (15) -Society ultimate goal is to reproduce itself -Society makes rationality and reason possible, begins with religion -Begin with social, ex
What is putting women in this situation? Not just men, women are complicit (accepting
values being handed down to us). The situation of women is the drudgery of housework, .
Situation of women, created by men, women, educational system, myth of e
1789 rooted in purely abstractions, liberty, equality, etc. Mounting radicalism. The
invocation of abstract rights. Napoleon, and then the later Bourbon King, doesnt want
you celebrating Bastille Day. France keeps having revolutions and reinstating monar
More on 1789 and Individualism and the Intellectual
In any given interaction, we are most ourselves when you are acting towards another that
could be universalized. Not about you and your particular interests, it is a daughter
relating to her father as a
For Rousseau, there were times of conscious freedom (general will) and unconscious
Law, for Rousseau, is the time when the general will was semi-recognized.
Savage for Smith is about the graph of productivity. The time periods
It was a different thing, a different configuration. This is before the state of Israel. The
idea of Jews are members of a nation state is absent in Europe at this time. This idea of
the Jews as anti-national or the non-national presence in