Religion vs. magic: Public vs. private, social vs. need-basedMagic: Baseball Magic, what principles behind
it (familiarity, uncertainty, risk)Religion: Rites of passage and intensification (class and text pp. 90-94),
Run for the Wall, Holo- TupacR
Conjuring Science Case Studies Fluoridated water: How does the history of fluoridation compare with what
anti-fluoridation activists claim (is it science or conspiracy or both)? What pattern is there to opposition,
both in what is believed, how an
Sexual Orientation: Diversity of sexual practices in America. Down Low.Sexual Orientation: LGBT as a
culture in the U.S., reflection of American diversity styles.
In America we have heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality
Kinship and Family: basics of marriage types and rules. Biological influence (primate sexual dimorphism.
Changes to the American family, reasons. Are we monogamous, and how do we define that? How has
divorce evolved in the U.S.? How marriage and e
DiLeonardo article. Role of women in kinship work, vs. monetary or productive work. Marriage and
divorce changes, relationship to women and men and education and work. How is this effected by class?
How does it affect class (college marries college)?
o Possibly mythical, product of marketing
o Older children of baby boomers- 1960s-70s
o Demographic crunch
o Children of divorce
o Repeated boom bust economics- recessions in 1980,1990 weak 2000s and Great Recession
o Television cons