The Social Life of Organizations and Markets|
This course investigates the role of networks, meaning, taste, and power in organizations and markets. We will pay special attention to how people creatively operate within the confines of these institutions and in the process, transform them to suit their individual or collective goals. Cases include how low-status employees navigate working in luxury hotels, the social performance of working on Wall St., and how regular people have successfully forced major corporations to change.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ho, Karen, LIQUIDATED: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF WALL STREET. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009.
Rao, Hayagreeva, Market REBELS: HOW ACTIVISTS MAKE OR BREAK RADICAL INNOVATIONS. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.
Sherman, Rachel, CLASS ACTS: SERVICE AND INEQUALITY IN LUXURY HOTELS. Berkeley, CA: UC Press, 2007.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 short papers
1 longer paper
Participation on the online class forum
|Instructor(s): Childress,Clayton Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 10||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 7||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|