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THE READINGS FOR THE SECOND HALF, IN APRIL AND MAY, ARE NOW ON LINE

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Culture and Institutions in Conflict and Context:

Seeing Croups and People in The Real World

 

READINGS / SPRING 2020

THE READINGS FOR THE SECOND PART, IN APRIL AND MAY, ARE NOW ON LINE

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Part 1:  Culture and Institutions in Context and Conflict

 

1.FEB 3-5 readings on line

- 1.Body Rituals of the Nacirema - by Horace Miner / Must read by Weds  / p.3

- 2.Baseball Magic: Ritual, Taboo and Fetish - by George Gmelch / p.8

- 3.Important Things To Know: About Sociology, College, This Course and Exams  / p.15

 

2.FEB 10-12 (no class Wed, college closed)

- 4.Sociology as a Way of Thinking About the World – by Jay Gabler  / p.20

- 5.India's Sacred Cow and Its Economic Uses - by Marvin Harris / p.22

- 6.Cultural Responses to Pain - by Mark Zborowski / p.30

 

3.FEB 17-19 (no class Monday, college closed)

- 7.Women and Men in Conversation: “What Do You Mean?” – by Deborah Tannen  / p.36
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8.Congress is More Female Than Ever - Thanks to Democrats − by Washington Post, Jan  2019 / p.42

- 9.Sexism on the Campaign Trail – Feb 2019 – NY Times / p.44

4.FEB 24-26

- 10.Immigrants in the US and New York City – by Pew Research and others / p.48

- 11.Is the Border in Crisis? ‘We’re Doing Fine, a Texas Border City Mayor Says – by NY Times / p.55
- 12.Trump’s Arguments About The Wall Are Mostly False or Exaggerated – Wash Post, Dec 2018 / p.58

- 13.Why It’s Immigrants Who Pack Your Meat – by Atlantic Magazine, Aug 2019 / p.61

- 14.Latin Americans in North America  - by Richard Rodriguez / p.64

 

5.MARCH 2-4

- 15.Don’t Eat Before Reading This: A New York chef spills trade secrets, by Anthony Bourdain / p.68

- 16.Behind the Counter at McDonald’s - by Robin Leidner  / p.72

 

6.MARCH 9-11

- 17.Inequality by and for the Richest 1% of Americans - by Joseph Stiglitz  / p.83

- 18.The Great Wealth Transfer - by Paul Krugman  / p.87

 

7.MARCH 16-18

- 19.The Republican Tax Plan Favors the Wealthy. Why? – by Paul Krugman, Oct 2017 / p.97

- 20.The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You – by David Leonhardt – NY Times, Oct 2019 / p.99

 

8.MARCH 23-25: REVIEW -

9.Midterm Writing Assignment was due on Monday APRIL 6

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IMPORTANT MID TERM AT-HOME COURSE INFORMATION  FOR SOCIOLOGY101QC.COM  OR JUST CLICK HERE

 

APRIL 8-10  CUNY & QC Revised Break Schedule because of coronavirus crisis.

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Part 2:  Institutions and Culture in Conflict and Context

(Revised readings & schedule because of the coronavirus crisis

Some readings have been cut, others about the coronavirus crisis will be added)

ALL ARE ON LINE – JUST CLICK THE UNDERLINED ARTICLE

 

10.APRIL 13 – Policing, Race and Marijuana

Video: The Drug War is an Epic Fail – by Jay-Z  at New York Times, 2016, 4 minutes

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/opinion/jay-z-the-war-on-drugs-is-an-epic-fail.html
 4 minutes, watch twice (it moves fast)

- 21.The Scandal of Racist Marijuana Arrests – by Harry Levine  / p.103

- 22.60,000 Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York – Harry Levine & Loren Siegel / p.110

 

11.APRIL 20 – Guns and Gun Violence

- 23.Gun Homicides in the US and 22 Other High-Income Countries - by NY Times & others / p.126

- 24.How to Reduce Shootings - by Nicholas Kristoff, NY Times, May 2018 / p.128

- 25.Guns, Trump and the NRA - by Adam Hochschild, 2018  / p.131

 

12.April 27 – Healthcare in America

- 30. It Just Got Harder to Get Birth Control in America – by NY Times, Aug  2019 / p.175

- 31.Health Care For All: Does Canada Have The Answer? - From Consumer Reports / p.177

 

13.May 4 -- The Coronavirus Pandemic of Right Now

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14 May 11 - The Coronavirus Pandemic – Living in History Right Now

End of “classes” on May 13

 

FINAL WRITING ASSIGMENT WILL BE POSTED HERE BY MONDAY MAY 11.

 

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The Final Exam date for our class, as set by Queens College,  is Wed May 20.

All Final Assignments must be submitted by the end of that day

because, you know, grades have to be submitted soon after.

Unfortunately there can be no extensions for the Final Assignment.

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