Paternalism and Social Power|
This course will consider the construction of caring and helping in the structuring of social relations. What does helping entail? How does power operate in the velvet glove? What, if anything, lies beyond paternalism? How does social change occur? Competing perspectives on paternalism from within social and political theory will be considered as vehicles for tracing power dynamics in a survey of United States social formations related to family, gender, sexuality, race, labor, class, medicine, criminal justice, religion, environmentalism, and international relations.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Friedrich Nietzsche, GENEALOGY OF MORALS
Sharon Marcus, FIGHTING BODIES, FIGHTING WORDS
Ralph Ellison, THE WORLD AND THE JUG
Ivan Illich, TO HELL WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
Shulamith Firestone, DOWN WITH CHILDHOOD
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Reading journals and major research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is both a Sociology seminar and an American Studies junior colloquium.
|Instructor(s): Cutler,Jonathan Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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