Fall 2009 not offered
FGSS 265, AMST 271|
Work and leisure represent two of the central coordinates of life experience and personal identity. How do work and leisure differ and what is the relationship between them? How do they vary by gender and class? How are relations of domination and resistance enacted in work and free time? Topics may include men's and women's work, historical transformations in work and leisure, workplace subcultures and workplace resistance, popular culture and the construction of gender, class and race, sports, the mass media, and the sociology of taste and consumption.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
Juliette Schor, THE OVERWORKED AMERICAN Tania Modleski, LOVING WITH A VENGEANCE Mukerji and Schudson, RETHINKING POPULAR CULTURE Simon Frith, SOUND EFFECTS: YOUTH, LEISURE, AND THE POLITICS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL Greta Pfoff, DISHING IT OUT
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four brief papers on assigned topics and a research paper.