Have you ever experienced frustration with the canon in sociological theory whom we asked to study time and time again? Have you ever yearned to read and think about perspectives that are not those of a handful of old white men? We introduce you to a Sociological Theory course designed just for you (and many other curious and critical students on campus). In this course syllabus, you will encounter the theory of outsiders—or the outsiders within the syllabus, using the term coined by Patricia Hill Collins—those who are not sufficiently represented in our classrooms, and unrightfully so. Starting with critical questions about the “Big Three” of Sociology (Marx, Durkheim, Weber), we will quickly move on to the authors that, at least in this class, matter more. We will read some famous and some not so famous theorists in sociology such as Fanon, DuBois, Baldwin, Said, Gayle, Collins, Crenshaw, hooks, Lorde, and Davis; Esteban Muñoz, Moraga and Anzaldúa, Connell, Chakrabarty, Bhabha among many others. The goal of this course is to expand knowledge of sociological theory and, thereby, decenter the canonical theorists, even if only for a semester! We are planning to hold our sections on Tuesdays, 6-8pm starting January 24, Kroeber 115.
Take a look at our syllabus! All readings will be provided or available online. The specific pages of the readings will be updated.
|Section 0||Dasom Nah, Alex Coffin, Sofi Martinez||--||115 Kroeber||[Tu] 6:00PM-8:00PM||1/24/2017||