Paternalism and Social Power|
Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This course will consider the construction of caring and helping in the structuring of social relations. What does helping entail? How does power operate in the velvet glove? What, if anything, lies beyond paternalism? How does social change occur? Competing perspectives on paternalism from within social and political theory will be considered as vehicles for tracing power dynamics in a survey of U.S. social formations related to family, gender, sexuality, race, labor, class, medicine, criminal justice, religion, environmentalism, and international relations.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
Friedrich Nietzsche, GENEALOGY OF MORALS
Sharon Marcus, FIGHTING BODIES, FIGHTING WORDS
Ralph Ellison, THE WORLD AND THE JUG
Ivan Illich, TO HELL WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
Shulamith Firestone, DOWN WITH CHILDHOOD
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading journals and major research paper.