- Demonstrates knowledge of global issues, processes, trends and systems (i.e. economic and political interdependency among nations; environmental-cultural interaction; global governance bodies).
- Can articulate an understanding of her/his culture in global and comparative context; that is, recognizes that her/his culture is one of many diverse cultures and that alternate perceptions and behaviors may be based in cultural differences.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the meaning and practice of political, military, economic, and cultural hegemony within states and within the global system.
- Demonstrates an understanding of how her/his field is viewed and practiced in different international contexts.
- Uses diverse cultural perspectives and frames of reference, including those of the media, to think critically and solve problems.
- Uses information from other languages and other countries to extend their access to information and experiences.
- Interprets issues and situations from more than one cultural perspective.
- Can articulate differences among cultures; demonstrates tolerance for the diverse viewpoints that emerge from these differences.
- Demonstrates a critical understanding of the historical origins of the nation-state, and its current role in the global system.
- Can apply the key theoretical concepts in the field to interpret global issues.
- Exhibits an ongoing willingness to seek out international or intercultural opportunities.
- Social Theory The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings By Charles Lemert (Author) March 2013. http://www.westviewpress.com/toc.php?isbn=9780813346687
- Readings in Globalization: Key Concepts and Major Debates By George Ritzer (Editor), Zeynep Atalay (Editor) 2010. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405132736.html
- Sociological Theory By George Ritzer and Douglas J. Goodman. McGraw-Hill, 2013. http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072817186/
- Social Theory: Roots and Branches By Peter Kivisto. Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Political Thought Edited by Michael Rosen and Jonathan Wolff. Oxford University Press, 1999. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/he/subject/Philosophy/UpperDivisionCourses/PoliticalandSocialPhilosophy/?&ci=9780192892782
Introduction to Course and overview syllabus
The Origin of Sociology – Ibn-Khaldun, the Muqaddima
Social Theory The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings By Charles Lemert
Social Theory: Its Uses and Pleasures
Part One: Modernity’s Classical Age: 1848–1919
The Manifesto of Class Struggle, with Friedrich Engels
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
On Imperialism in India
Capital and The Values of Commodities
Capital and the Fetishism of Commodities
Capital and Labor Power
The Patriarchal Family
The Settlement as a Factor in the Labor Movement
Mechanical and Organic Solidarity
Anomie and the Modern Division of Labor
Sociology and Social Facts
Suicide and Modernity
Primitive Classifications and Social Knowledge, with Marcel Mauss
The Cultural Logic of Collective Representations
The Spirit of Capitalism and the Iron Cage
The Bureaucratic Machine
What Is Politics?
The Types of Legitimate Domination
Class, Status, Party
January 20 No Class
Democracy and Education
Split Lives in the Modern World
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper
Women and Economics
Charles Horton Cooley
The Looking-Glass Self
Part Two: Social Theories and World Conflicts: 1919-1945
John Maynard Keynes
The Psychology of Modern Society
The Unit Act of Action Systems
The Irrational Chasm Between Subject and Object
George Herbert Mead
The Self, the I, and the Me
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (V. I.) Lenin
What Is to Be Done?
Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno
The Culture Industry as Deception
The Question Concerning Technology: The Age of the World Picture
The Sociology of Knowledge and Ideology
Robert K. Merton
Social Structure and Anomie
W.E.B. Du Bois
Black Reconstruction and the Racial Wage
Moral Man and Immoral Society
The Negro Problem as a Moral Issue
William I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki
Disorganization of the Polish Immigrant
The Significance of the Jewish Ghetto
Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction: War and Fascism
A Room of One’s Own
Intellectuals and Hegemony
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Nonviolent Force: A Spiritual Dilemma
Identity, Struggle, Contradiction
Sunday January 26th
Reflection Paper - 1
Part Three: The Golden Movement: 1945-1963
The United States and the Containment of the Soviets
The End of Ideology in the West,
W. W. Rostow
Modernization: Stages of Growth,
Action Systems and Social Systems, The AGIL Paradigm
Sex Roles in the American Kinship System
Robert K. Merton
Manifest and Latent Functions
The Structural Study of Myth
Ideology and the Ideological State Apparatuses
Presentation of Self
The Mirror Stage
Simone de Beauvoir
Woman as Other
Between Colonizer and Colonized
C. Wright Mills
The Sociological Imagination
Decolonizing, National Culture, and the Negro Intellectual
Part Four: Will the Center Hold? 1963–1979
Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann
Society as a Human Product
Knowing a Society from Within: A Woman’s Standpoint
The Modern World-System
The Decentering Event in Social Thought
Biopolitics and the Carceral Society
Black Power and Stokely
Repressive Desublimation of One-Dimensional Man
Structures, Habitus, Practices
The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
1 Introduction to Globalization Debates.
1 Is Globalization Civilizing, Destructive or Feeble? A Critique of Five Key Debates in the Social Science Literature (Mauro F. Guillén).
Part I Political Economy.
2 The Clash of Civilizations? (Samuel P. Huntington).
3 Global Utopias and Clashing Civilizations: Misunderstanding the Present (John Gray).
4 Can Civilizations Clash? (Jack F. Matlock, Jr).
5 History Ends, Worlds Collide (Chris Brown).
6 If Not Civilizations, What? Paradigms of the Post-Cold War World (Samuel P. Huntington).
Sunday February 9th
Reflection Paper - 2
Part Five: After Modernity: 1979–2001
The Postmodern Condition
Private Irony and Liberal Hope
Power as Knowledge
Simulacra and Simulations: Disneyland
Critical Theory, the Colonized Lifeworld, and Communicative Competence
Post-Modernity or Radicalized Modernity?
Ernesto LaClau and Chantal Mouffe
Radical Democracy: Alternative for a New Left,
James S. Coleman
The New Social Structure and the New Social Science
The Cyborg Manifesto and Fractured Identities
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Infinite Layers/Third World?
Patricia Hill Collins
Black Feminist Thought in the Matrix of Domination
The New Mestiza
Imitation and Gender Insubordination
Paula Gunn Allen
Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism
3 Orientalism, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism.
7 Orientalism: Introduction (Edward W. Said).
8 Orientalism and Orientalism in Reverse (Sadik Jalal al-'Azm).
9 Postcolonialism and Its Discontents (Ali Rattansi).
10 Said’s Orientalism: A Vital Contribution Today (Peter Marcuse).
11 Freedom versus Collectivism in Foreign Aid (William Easterly).
12 The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time (Karl Polanyi).
13 Freedom’s Just Another Word . . . (David Harvey).
14 Neoliberalism as Exception, Exception to Neoliberalism (Aihwa Ong).
5 Structural Adjustment.
15 Structural Adjustment in East and Southeast Asia: Lessons from Latin America (Jim Glassman and Pádraig Carmody).
16 The Social Consequences of Structural Adjustment: Recent Evidence and Current Debates (Sarah Babb).
17 The Human Rights Effects of World Bank Structural Adjustment, 1981–2000 (M. Rodwan Abouharb and David L. Cingranelli).
18 How International Monetary Fund and World Bank Policies Undermine Labor Power and Rights (Vincent Lloyd and Robert Weissman).
19 Who Has Failed Africa?: IMF Measures or the African Leadership? (Gerald Scott).
Part Six: Global Realities in an Uncertain Century
The Modern World-System in Crisis
The Clash of Globalizations
The Global, the Local, and the Return of Ethnicity
The Global Network
Asian Values and the West’s Claim to Uniqueness
World Risk Society
Necropower and Late Modern Colonial Occupation
Rethinking the Past That Haunts the Future
Intellectual Exile: Expatriates and Marginals
The “Nigger Moment” in the Cosmopolitan Canopy
The Future of Social Science and The Invisible Elbow
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
The Multitude Against the Empire
Cynicism as a Form of Ideology
Sovereign Power and Bare Life
Spheres and Networks: The Spaces of Material Life
20 Sociology and the Nation-State in an Era of Shifting Boundaries (Donald N. Levine).
21 The Westfailure System (Susan Strange).
22 Globalization and the Myth of the Powerless State (Linda Weiss).
23 Globalization and the Resilience of State Power (Daniel Béland).
24 Beyond Nation-State Paradigms: Globalization, Sociology, and the Challenge of Transnational Studies (William I. Robinson).
25 Transnational Practices (Leslie Sklair).
26 Social Theory and Globalization: The Rise of a Transnational State (William I. Robinson).
27 Revisiting the Question of the Transnational State: A Comment on William Robinson's "Social Theory and Globalization" (Philip McMichael).
8 World Systems.
28 The Modern World-System: Theoretical Reprise (Immanuel Wallerstein).
29 Competing Conceptions of Globalization (Leslie Sklair).
Sunday February 23rd
Reflection Paper – 3
30 Empire (Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri).
31 The Global Coliseum: On Empire (Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri interviewed by Nicholas Brown and Imre Szeman).
32 Retrieving the Imperial: Empire and International Relations (Tarak Barkawi and Mark Laffey).
33 Africa: the Black Hole at the Middle of Empire? (David Moore).
34 The New World Order (They Mean It) (Stanley Aronowitz).
35 Adventures of the Multitude: Response of the Authors (Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri).
10 Network Society and Informationalism.
36 Toward a Sociology of the Network Society (Manuel Castells).
37 Depoliticizing Globalization: From Neo-Marxism to the Network Society of Manuel Castells (Peter Marcuse).
11 World Risk Society and Cosmopolitanism.
38 The Terrorist Threat: World Risk Society Revisited (Ulrich Beck).
39 Risk, Globalisation and the State: A Critical Appraisal of Ulrich Beck and the World Risk Society Thesis (Darryl S. L. Jarvis).
40 Unpacking Cosmopolitanism for the Social Sciences: A Research Agenda (Ulrich Beck and Natan Sznaider).
41 Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism (Craig Calhoun).
12 McWorld and Jihad.
42 Jihad vs McWorld (Benjamin R. Barber).
43 Paris Is Burning: Jihad vs McWorld by Benjamin R. Barber (Fareed Zakaria).
44 Sovereignty and Emergency: Political Theology, Islam and American Conservatism (Bryan S. Turner).
45 On Terrorism and the New Democratic Realism (Benjamin R. Barber).
Part II Culture.
46 Globalization and Culture: Three Paradigms (Jan Nederveen Pieterse).
13 Creolization, Hybridity, and Glocalization.
47 The World in Creolisation (Ulf Hannerz).
48 Flows, Boundaries and Hybrids: Keywords in Transnational Anthropology (Ulf Hannerz).
49 Globalization as Hybridization (Jan Nederveen Pieterse).
50 Glocalization: Time–Space and Homogeneity–Heterogeneity (Roland Robertson).
14 Critiquing Creolization, Hybridity, and Glocalization.
51 Hybridity, So What? The Anti-Hybridity Backlash and the Riddles of Recognition (Jan Nederveen Pieterse).
52 The Global, the Local, and the Hybrid: A Native Ethnography of Glocalization (Marwan M. Kraidy).
53 Globalization and Trinidad Carnival: Diaspora, Hybridity and Identity in Global Culture (Keith Nurse).
54 Mapping the “Glocal” Village: The Political Limits of “Glocalization” (William H. Thornton).
55 Rethinking Globalization: Glocalization/Grobalization and Something/Nothing (George Ritzer).
56 Dialectics of Something and Nothing: Critical Reflections on Ritzer’s Globalization Analysis (Douglas Kellner).
Sunday March 9th
Reflection Paper - 4
57 An Introduction to McDonaldization (George Ritzer).
58 McDonaldization and the Global Culture of Consumption (Malcolm Waters).
59 The McDonald’s Mosaic: Glocalization and Diversity (Bryan S. Turner).
60 Transnationalism, Localization, and Fast Foods in East Asia (James L. Watson).
61 Global Implications of McDonaldization and Disneyization (Alan Bryman).
62 Glocommodification: How the Global Consumes the Local – McDonald's in Israel (Uri Ram).
16 World Culture.
63 World Culture: Origins and Consequences (Frank J. Lechner and John Boli).
64 Norms, Culture, and World Politics: Insights from Sociology's Institutionalism (Martha Finnemore).
Sunday – MARCH 16th