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Naked Space Exhibit Time and Space
May 12 (Wednesday) and 13 (Thursday)
You may leave materials with Betty Melton, Department of Sociology Office. Pat and Jeanne and Michael will be in for setup around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, May 12. jeanne
The Naked Space Exhibit will take place on Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday May 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the western-most sector of the Grand Hall. You are welcome to come and go as fits your schedule. Please invite your family, children, friends, neighbors, etc. to share in our gallery display and discussions. We'll need help setting our displays up in the morning and taking them down in the evening. And we'll definitely needs some supervisory help for goblet decorating at Table 13. Thank you for volunteering. jeanne
NEWS and Announcements:
The tragedy of torture and humiliation in Iraq can be ignored only if we are willing to be complicit. I do not yet know in what ways our rejection and shame can be most effectively translated into social change, but I do know that answerability suggests that complicity can be assuaged by awareness and discussion. To that end I have begun this morning a new hypertext poem for our collaborative exchange on how theorists such as Habermas, Pia Lara, Bakhtin can help quide us through times such as these, when we threaten along with the rights of the Other, the very rights on which our nation is founded.
The impetus for this new poem came on the front page of the New York Times this morning. From a Picture of Pride to a Symbol of Abuse in Iraq By James Dao. Published: May 7, 2004. Backup.
Notes for Fall 2004 Classes
- Sociology of Agencies: Soc. 328
- A changing view of agencies and their role in the framing of local and national political and social issues.
- Sociology of Law: Soc. 367
- A changing view of the role of law and social policy.
- Making Votes Count In this presidential election year, the Times's editorial page is examining the flaws in the mechanics of our democracy, including the reliability of electronic voting machines, obstacles to voter registration and turnout, and the lack of competitive congressional elections due to partisan drawing of district lines. The project is being led by editorial writer Adam Cohen, who will be traveling throughout the country to research these issues." This will be part of our approach to law as the foundation of democracy world-wide. You might consider reading and following this series over the summer.
- Moot Court: The Skills of Governance Discourse: Soc. 370
- The aural and visual presentation of substantive political and social issues. Will culminate in Fall 2004 Naked Space Exhibit.
- In keeping with the tragedy of abuse/torture in Iraq in 2004, we will take as one of our focal issues a governance discourse on the role of the individual and the community in abuse/torture and the legal and social approaches to basic human rights.
- Women and Poverty: Feminist Theoretical Contributions: Soc.395
- Understanding the interdependence of feminist thought with general social theory in understanding women and poverty.
A Range of Sources on Global Events
Left/Right Perspectives - Cursor - New York Times
Arts and Letters Daily - The Economist - The Guardian
Wall Street Journal -The Weekly Standard - The Nation
Los Angeles Times - Chicago Tribune - The Washington Post
Cursor's Al Jazeera Archive - Ha'aretz - Palestine Monitor
Indymedia - Mother Jones - BBC News - New Profile
Progressive Sociologists Network
Evaluating Internet Resources
Evaluating Hoax Email with samples, including an old one about charging for email that's going around again. Link updated March 29, 2004.
Evaluating Internet Resources Library Site at University of North Carolina. Don't forget to question. This is a good detailed source. Link checked March 29, 2004.
Using Academic Language Effectively:
|Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:|
Dictionary of Critical Sociology
Maintained by Robert E. Mazur, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, Sociology.
Words of Art: Front Page
Wonderful Fine Arts dictionary at Okanagan University College in Canada.
Will cover many of the terms social theory shares with literary theory.
APA Style Style sheet for Psychology. Good reference for proper rules of citation.
Twenty-five Easy Steps Toward a Correctly-Formatted Paper or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love MLA by Keith O'Neill. Style sheet for humanities.
The National Gallery Exhibit is left up this week to correct an error. For some odd reason, I called the rhinoceros a hippo. And, you know, no one pointed it out to me all week. I just saw it yesterday. I decided it was best to correct it, rather than to just pretend that it really was a hippo, though it might of been, in a crazy world where young American women torture and humiliate Iraqi prisoners. jeanne
AND . . . For our kids: Great PDF file with explanations and activities.
You might ALSO try the Collage Machine at the National Gallery of Art. Great for calming exam nerves.
Who To Take:
Don't forget to add your comments for next year's students. jeanne