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Volume 10, No. 12, Week of November 12, 2001
Mirror Sites: CSUDH - Habermas - UWP
Site Map - Daily Site Additions - Site Stats - Site Index
Concept Index - Vocabulary Index - Essay Index
Our Thanksgiving and Ramadan Wish for You:
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That out of darkness may . . . . . . come light and love and peace.
Sometimes I look in the sky
which fills my heart,
I look outside,
which is empty
It's dark outside,
When will there ever be light?
- Jomar Vargas - Age 9
Wednesday, November 21, 2001
An All Day Writing Session
to Catch Up on All Our Writing.
jeanne will be online all day.
NO CLASS TIME - ALL BY COMPUTER
Frequently Asked Questions:
Updating slowly. I won't get back to this till Monday because of the medication for the asthma,
but I will be adding to my own copy. jeanne Saturday, November 17, 2001.
The projects have moved to their own index and files.
Providing Academic Support Groups for Writing Practice
By Geraldine Ford, Mildred Coulter, Caroline Ibekwe, Ruby Montgomery, and Maria Martinez.
We are in the program for the ACJS Spring Presentations. Those of you who wish to participate (Wesley, this includes you! Michael, this includes you!) you must sign up for participation and go through our Moot Court training. I won't be on campus in the Spring, but I will be doing the training sessions. And I will be with you at the Conference. jeanne
American Sociological Association in Chciago next August.
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan, Transcend Art and Peace
Latest Update: November 22, 2001
Olivier at email@example.com
Table of Contents
Archives - How to Navigate the Site - Announcements
Teaching and Review Essay Index, by Topic - Lecture Notes - Oft-Used Weblinks
Left/Right Perspectives - PSN - Virtual Faculty - Transcend Art and Peace
The Justice Studies Association - TR Young's Site - ZNet
Who To Take - Syllabi - Art and Poem Gallery - Sociology Sites
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:
For the Week of November 19, 2001
Weekly Readings and Suggested Measures of Learning:
November Writing ProjectHealing after September 11
- Modern Social Theories, Undergraduate:
- Transforming Discourse:
- Sociology of Law:
- Graduate Theory Seminar:
In Other Languages
Art and the Imaginary
Collaborative Writing Journal
Conflicts Around the World
Lagniappe! You Gotta Read This!
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
. . . Criminology and Aging and Peacemaking and Theory
. . . and Women and Social Justice and Social Justice Issues and Writings
. . . and The Writer's Bookshelf and Poverty and Sociology of Law
. . . and September 11, 2001 and Distance Learning
Syllabi Instructions on How to Access Syllabi
Calls for Proposals: Conference and Article Plans
What people are saying about Dear Habermas
Who To Take
Teaching and Review Essay Index
- alterity: self esteem and relational theory: Emotional Literacy: linking the hearts and minds of learners And a Happy Thanksgiving to you. Self esteem and our children. Great topic for this week-end! Extensive information, both practical and theoretical. Great site. Some of you may want to follow up on some of their teaching projects. jeanne. November 22, 2001.
- theory: why we need it: What Is Theory? Why Do We Need It? From Curran and Takata's Women's Difference; Women's Prize. See also Oppression and Revolution Curran and Takata.
- political vs. communicative action: Afghanistan and Oil US Energy Information Administration. Martha Gimenez posted this link on Thursday morning on PSN. No time just now for essay, but this relates to our discussions of public/private spheres because there is one level of analysis that pertains to world energy resources and another that pertains to dealing interpersonally with those affected by those resource battles. Note that this is a slightly different use of the public/private sphere concept, but is one of the causes for our communicating right past each other, depending on our focus. Another way of looking at the issue might be to consider the macro perspective (world energy) as separate from the micro perspective interdependent relational approaches (the people the macro actions affect). In both instances, these approaches involve ranges of focus, not dichotomies.
- the "Other" as bin Laden: So Much I Didn't Know jeanne's adventures in learning about the Middle East in record time, and how to go about that process.
- postmodernism and critical theory: Important Theeories for Research Topics Scroll down to a little more than an inch from the end of the file. Useful summary.
- Semiotics and the Deconstruction of Conceptual Learning By J. L. Lemke. Originally published in J. Soc. for Accelerative Learning and Teaching, 1994. The title may sound overwhelming, but the explanation of postmodernism, post structuralism, and deconstruction are clearly explained. jeanne. November 21, 2001.
- alterity: Respecting Self and Other This essay covers a psychoanalytic approach to therapy, extended to teaching. It asks intriguing questions about the relationships between self and other in both therapy and in teaching. Discussion topics included.
- Thinking About Relational Theories Journal entry by Kerry Partika. Good analysis of relational theory in the academy.
- institutional racism: Usefulness of SAT Test Is Debated in California By Jacques Steinberg. New York Times. November 17, 2001. backup. Teaching Essay will follow. Meanwhile, see Institutional Racism. See also Essay on Institutional Racism.
- religion: Divided We Fall: America's Two Civil Religions By Robert Wuthnow. Discussion Topics in all classes will be drawn from this article.
- metaphor: Added metaphors. Rigney's Eight Metaphors Drawn from Social Theory's attempt to understand society
- Nov. 18, 2001. Metaphor and social theory Review of Daniel Rigney's The Metaphorical Society. Metaphor is an important tool for analyzing social theory. References to John Godfrey Saxe's The Blind Men and the Elephant.
- exclusion for local control: Alvin Gouldner's Study of The Gypsum Plant Copyright ©1998-2000 Stephen P. Borgatti. Boston College. School of Management. Social Organization. From the 1954 book, Patterns of Industrial Bureaucracy. Good illustration of bureaucracy and of the extent to which bureaucracies can and do exclude newcomers to maintain local control.
- applied sociology Which "Applied Sociology?" By S. M. Miller, who wrote with Alvin Gouldner. A teaching essay by itself.
- hybridization: Homi K. Bhabha One of the central concepts Bhabha presents in which he denies the dichotomy of colonized and colonizer and recognizes that the reality of both is affected by the entire process.
- Bhabha, Homi K.:
- Harvard's Prize Catch, a Delphic Postcolonialist By Emily Eakin, New York Times, p.A 21, Saturday, November 17, 2001. backup Excellent readable piece on a leading Postcolonialist.
- Homi K. Bhabha Teaching essay. Pay special attention to "hybridization."
- Foucault, Michel:
- An Overly Simplistic and Wildly Inaccurate Genealogy of the Work of Michel Foucault Teaching essay up soon.
- Goffman, Erving:
- Role Models And Role Distance: A Remembrance of Erving Goffman by Gary T. Marx. Here's a good example of the historical sense of sociology you should have by the time you graduate. Marx throws in names on the assumption that all sociologists will know and recognize those names. See how well you do. I'm putting up some Alvin Gouldner to help.
- Gouldner, Alvin:
- Alvin Gouldner's Study of The Gypsum Plant Copyright ©1998-2000 Stephen P. Borgatti. Boston College. School of Management. Social Organization. From the 1954 book, Patterns of Industrial Bureaucracy. Good illustration of bureaucracy and of the extent to which bureaucracies can and do exclude newcomers to maintain local control.
- Nietzsche, Friedrich:
- Moral Discipline and the Dominant Discourse With material for discussion.
- Art and the Imaginary:
- And All That Jazz Jazz Paintings by Justin Bua. On Eve's Magazine Site.
- Art and Healing:
- The Children's Art Gallery on Eve's Magazine Site. In response to Kara's request for more children's art.
- Art You Should Know
- Islamic Art and Architecture The BBC Site. Informative and well done.
- Index for Sharing the Site What others are reading and their questions and comments on their reading. Needs updating. jeanne 10/20/01
Week 12: Week of November 12, 2001
- The November Novel and The November Writing Projects have moved to their own indexes and files.
- Learning Is Messy
Conflicts Around the World:
- Present Danger
- Four Journalists Kidnapped and Shot, Witnesses Say By Tim Weiner. New York Times. November 19, 2001.
- Long-Term Effects
- The Journey of a 15-Year-Old From Mali Who Sold Himself Into Bondage By Michael Finkel. New York Times Magazine. With slide show. November 18, 2001. This story relates to the Ivory Coast and exploitation to force indigenous people to harvest cocoa beans for chocolate. Well done as a story. jeanne
- Up soon.
- American Sociological Association in Chciago next August. Call for papers.
- Original Sources:
- Philosophy Resources Online Episteme Links. Online texts.
- Postmodernism and Conflict Theory
- Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought Excellent Site maintained by Martin Ryder. You'll find a link to Dear Habermasunder Resources. But we haven't really kept up with the main listing, which is far closer to advanced graduate work. We're still trying to create the same kind of material for those of us who don't have that heavy theoretical and formal background, but may wish to go on in that direction. I'm hoping that retirement will give me enough time to do with our site what Martin Ryder has done with his. jeanne, November 21, 2001.
- The Meaning Center Jay L. Lemke. City University of New York.
You Gotta Read This
- The Ordination of a Buddhist Monk Pictures and story. Link taken from the BBC link on Buddhism. I thought this would be a nice story for Thanksgiving. jeanne
- Chapter 3: Pumsy Meets the Sandbox Boss on anger control for young children. With Leader's Guide excerpt to go with the anger control example. This is an excellent site for teachers.
- John Godfrey Saxe's The Blind Men and the Elephant A Hindu Fable.
What people are saying about Dear Habermas
- Up soon.
Who To Take
- Who To Take Site Look up professors that others have recommended. Make recommendations yourself.
- Transforming Campus Discourse:The Importance of Sharing the Good Stuff