The Jobless Future: Second Edition The Jobless Future Second Edition Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio 1995 Fall
Charting a major change in the nature of paid work in the United States
Two Kinds of Rationality: Kibbutz Democracy and Generational Conflict Two Kinds of Rationality Kibbutz Democracy and Generational Conflict T.M.S. Evens 1995 Spring
Beginning with a discussion of mind-body dualism in social anthropology, Evens presents a profound theory of human conduct that deploys notions of hierarchy and practice. He uses the case study of an Israeli kibbutz to address the central anthropological problem of rationality. Of particular interest is Evens's interpretation of the Genesis myth, along with his reading of Rousseau's revision of this myth, as a paradigm of generational conflict and the kibbutz's logic of moral order.
The Crisis of Meaning: In Culture and Education The Crisis of Meaning In Culture and Education David Trend 1995 Spring
Investigating what he views as an inseparable link between culture and politics, Trend analyzes how notions of patriotism, citizenship, community, and family are communicated within specific public and private institutions. He extends the meaning and purpose of pedagogy as a cultural practice outside the classroom, focusing on political activism in education, the mass media, and the art world.
A Century of Revolution: Social Movements in Iran A Century of Revolution Social Movements in Iran John Foran, Editor 1994 Fall
Provides insight into the political currents that led to the Iranian revolution.
Remapping Memory: The Politics of TimeSpace Remapping Memory The Politics of TimeSpace Jonathan Boyarin, Editor 1994 Fall
Explores memory in the context of place and time.
Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons Racial Conditions Politics, Theory, Comparisons Howard Winant 1994 Spring
More than a quarter-century after the passage of civil rights legislation in the United States and decades since the last European colonies attained their independence, race continues to play a central role in cultural, political, and economic life, both in the United States and around the globe. Howard Winant argues that race cannot be understood as a “social problem” or as a “survival” of earlier, more benighted ages. Indeed, from the rise of Europe to the present, race has been a social condition, a permanent though flexible feature of human society and identity. Among the topics discussed are the relationship between race and class, as well as the racial dimensions of gender, diaspora, colonialism, and fascism. Other key topics include the changing nature of racial identity in the post-civil rights era, the 1992 Los Angeles riot, and politics of race in Brazil.
White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness White Women, Race Matters The Social Construction of Whiteness Ruth Frankenberg 1993 Fall
Exchange Exchange John Davis 1992 Fall
A fascinating examination of the universal human practice of exchange.
Wild Knowledge: Science, Language, and Social Life in a Fragile Environment Wild Knowledge Science, Language, and Social Life in a Fragile Environment Will Wright 1992 Spring
“A bold and timely challenge to our accepted notions of the connections between scientific knowledge, objectivity and our social and physical nature. . . . A polemical intervention into social and scientific theory that should be essential reading.” --David Frisby “In Wild Knowledge, Will Wright has once again played his strongest suit. In his examination of the scientific ethos he is savagely critical, yet the slave of no special polemic.” --Neil J. Smelser “An important book. Will Wright is an original and usefully idiosyncratic thinker.” --Evelyn Fox Keller
Philosophical Fragments Philosophical Fragments Friedrich Schlegel 1991 Spring
At a time when the function of criticism is again coming under close skeptical scrutiny, Schlegel's unorthodox, highly original mind, as revealed in these foundational "fragments," provides the critical framework for reflecting on contemporary experimental texts.
Postmodern Education: Politics, Culture, and Social Criticism Postmodern Education Politics, Culture, and Social Criticism Stanley Aronowitz and Henry A. Giroux 1990 Fall
The first book to offer a systematic look at the significance of postmodernist ideas for education. “In Postmodern Education Aronowitz and Giroux are architects of the imagination, presenting essays of political, social, and cultural criticism aimed at altering the ways we understand the existing social order and act to change the conditions of our lives.” --Afterimage
Science and Its Fabrication Science and Its Fabrication Alan Chalmers 1990 Fall
Advances a defense of the objectivity of scientific knowledge.
Anatomy of Racism Anatomy of Racism David Theo Goldberg, Editor 1990 Fall
Through a systematic attack upon the politics of language, categories, and concepts informing racist practice, Anatomy of Racism examines the nature of racism conceptually and historically to unveil its chameleonic and parasitic character as evidenced in the body of scientific and philosophical, socio-political and legal, and cultural expression. “Constitutes an important challenge to positivistic approaches to the question of racism.” --Patterns of Prejudice Contributors: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Etienne Balibar, Homi K. Bhabha, Martin Barker, Roland Barthes, Barbara Christian, Christian Delacampagne, Frantz Fanon, Peter Fitzpatrick, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Sander L. Gilman, Paul Gilroy, David Theo Goldberg, John L. Hodge, Julia Kristeva, Lucius Outlaw, Edward W. Said, and Nancy Leys Stepan.
The Crisis in Historical Materialism: Class, Politics, and Culture in Marxist Theory The Crisis in Historical Materialism Class, Politics, and Culture in Marxist Theory Stanley Aronowitz 1990 Spring
A landmark study that uncovers the fundamental problems in Marxist theory with respect to nature, gender and race relations, the concept of class, and historical time.
Middletown Families: Fifty Years of Change and Continuity Middletown Families Fifty Years of Change and Continuity Theodore Caplow, Bruce A. Chadwick, Howard M. Bahr, Reuben Hill and Margaret Holmes Williamson 1985 Spring