Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 8
The Body in and out of Social Theory [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 08-10-2004LoÏc Wacquant
В курсе традиционным подходам к анализу социальной реальности (исходящим из дуализма телесного и духовного и при анализе социального действия, познания, социальной структуры принципиально не учитывающим телесный аспекты существования социальных акторов) противопоставляются современные походы, в которых человек рассматривается как существо телесное, обладающее чувствами, рефлексами, привычками, телесными потребностями и влечениями, половыми особенностями и т.д. Предлагаются концептуальные инструменты, позволяющие рассматривать тело как привилегированный объект при анализе систем власти и производства знания, повседневных практик и взаимодействий социальных акторов. Рассматриваются понятия, выработанные в рамках дюркгеймианской, веберианской, зиммелевской, феноменологической традиций, а также подходы, предложенные Фуко, Бурдье, New cultural history, феминистской и медицинской антропологиями.
The Challenge of Global Equity [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 23-12-2002Sudhir Anand, Lincoln Chen
Global equity or "fairness" is undoubtedly one of the premier challenges of our globalizing times. How can markets be made pro-poor? What about global public goods and their production? What are the roles of social institutions? How do these questions play out in specific equity fields, like income, health, and education? Debates about global inequities have animated social protest movements, foreign aid policies, reform of global institutions, and specific policies and programs. Mapping the intellectual terrain, reviewing evidence, pinpointing areas of contention, and proposing fresh approaches will comprise the core of this seminar course. Grades will be determined based on classroom participation, two term papers (brief policy-oriented memo and an essay). No final exam.
The History of Poverty in the United States [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 23-12-2002Alexander Keyssar
This course is an examination of the history of poverty and of efforts to alleviate or eliminate -- poverty in the United States from the colonial era through the second half of the twentieth century. As such, it is an effort to examine the historical sources of poverty and to understand the ways in which the problem has been understood over a long span of time.
The New Class [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 23-12-2002Gil Eyal
The idea of the new class haunts the social sciences from their inception. The main point is that knowledge and education constitute a form of social power equivalent to moneycapital or political influence, and hence that at least certain groups of the educated public (variously, intellectuals, managers, technocrats, professionals, bureaucrats) constitute a separate social class with its own interests, power aspirations and projects. Such an idea always hovered on the margins of the social sciences, because it implied that they must examine themselves and their own involvement in social affairs. In short, for a social scientist to study the new class meant to be reflexive, and that is always a dangerous and painful business. Nonetheless, it is also an essential task for any sociologist. In ancient Greece, before one was to enter the temple of Apollo at Delphi, there seeking divine knowledge and advice, one read an inscription on the door - know thyself. The point is well-taken, knowledge of the outside world is useless (possibly even dangerous) without critical self-knowledge, without knowing where one stands in the world. In this seminar we will study theories about the new class, precisely so we can develop a systematic appreciation of the predicament of intellectuals, technocrats and even students at the turn of the century, i.e. our own predicament.
Theories of Class and Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 23-12-2002Carl Cuneo
This course introduces the student to sociological theories of social inequality. It is thus a foundation for many other courses in sociology. We will focus primarily on class, status, and power, with some attention to the state, gender, race, and culture. The course is organized around the study of selected authors - Marx, Weber, Gramsci, Poulantzas, Carchedi, Durkheim, Parsons, Davis and Moore, Dahrendorf, and Wright, - and their critiques in terms of gender and race. Selected books and articles on their writings will be used. In addition, the instructor's notes are available in a variety of formats. These take the form of passive documents in wordperfect and ASCII formats, and live interactive documents on the world wide web.
The Social Origins of Terrorism [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 04-06-2003Ziad Munson
В курсе "Социальные основы терроризма" изучаются социальные, религиозные и политические причины терроризма посредством исторического и кросснационального анализа его корней. Рассматриваются различные виды терроризма: политический на Ближнем Востоке, экологический, религиозный и государственный, распространенные во всем мире, террористические движения против абортов в США. Изучая курс, студенты получают возможность лучше понять убеждения террористов, условия возникновения и поддержания террористического движения , а также более общие источники политического насилия.
The Sociology of Development and Global Capitalism [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 19-12-2009Gary G. Hamilton
This graduate-level course covers an area that is conventionally known as the sociology of development. This course, however, differs from a traditional course in development in that I am attempting here to synthesize a number of different literatures into an integrated perspective that focuses on local economies in an age of global capitalism. I describe these literatures below. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the founders of social science were deeply involved in analyzing the social, political, and economic changes that they observed in their own societies. Most theoretical perspectives about transformative changes, which include economic growth and transformation, date from this formative period. These perspectives include neo-classical economics; two strains of Marxian analysis, one emphasizing political economy of nation states and the other emphasizing global dimensions of capitalism; a Durkheimian interpretation that economic action rests on social norms; and a Weberian view of the historical development and diffusion of Western capitalism. Despite the continuing currency of these early perspectives, the sociology of development, as a defined area of study, dates only from the post World War II era. Starting from this period, we have gone through two and have entered a third "climate of opinion." Each climate of opinion contains a "circle of discourse" that connects what is perceived to be happening in the world to how theorists representing different perspectives analyze social, political, and economic changes. The task of the course is to recognize the sociology of theorizing the global economy, even as we try to engage in the theoretical effort ourselves. Using a comparative, historical perspective to examine both a changing world and changing views of the world, we will outline theoretical developments in the first two periods, and then examine in depth those in the current period. In the first period immediately following World War II, a period in which the cold war developed, a number of sociologists and economists began systematically to investigate Third World societies--societies outside the capitalist and communist worlds. These observers mainly argued for a theory of inevitable endogenous change toward capitalist development and political democracy; this theory became known as modernization theory. In the 1960s, with the outbreak of the Vietnam War and of many mass movements, social theorists turned towards Marxian analysis and historical, comparative sociology in order to decipher the changing world as then perceived. In this period, development theorists began passionately to argue for critical, trans-societal views of global change. This line of theorizing encompasses both world systems theory and theories of dependent development. Although overlapping at first and engaged in a mutual deliberative discourse, these two sets of theories were then in tension with each other and have since diverged. In the last two decades, first with the rapprochement of the communist and capitalist worlds and then with the collapse of communism as a state system and of Marxism as a viable political ideology, the sociology of development is in process of changing in decisive ways. No clear consensus about the best ways to conceptualize economic change has emerged. In fact, quite to the contrary, there now exist several theoretical perspectives on global and local development that do not seem to be “talking to each other.” With this course, I hope to begin a conversation among competing multidisciplinary perspectives of the current state of global capitalism and local development and the relation between the two.
The Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 13-02-2003Jerry Kloby
Great disparities in living standards exist throughout the world. Why are some countries more "advanced" than others? How do nations "develop?" What forces are responsible for the great poverty and deprivation that exists in much of the world? This course will examine these and related questions with the aim of giving students a better understanding of the modern world while also developing the skills to study it further.