CLASS AND READING SCHEDULE  GS498/E400

TUESDAYS

THURSDAYS

August 30

CLASS INTRODUCTION

Sept.1

EPISTEMOLOGY AND RESEARCH

1. Fill in survey form on OLD ONCOURSE

Sept 6

THEORIES OF CONSUMER CULTURE

1. Read Willis chapter 1

2. Read introduction to Scanlon reader

3. Just in Time Assignment 1

Sept 8

THEORIES OF CONSUMER CULTURE

1. Read K. Marx, Das Capital, Vol 1, section 4 “The Fetishism of Commodities” at http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch01.htm#S4

2. Read lecture notes on cultures and consumption at http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/sociology/course_materials/sy1402/BSCLecture7handout.doc

3. optional – read D. Miller Consumption and Commodities , Annual Review of Anthropology, Volume 24, Page 141-161, Oct 1995

Sept 13

GENDER AS A COMMODITY

1. Read Willis Chapter 2

2. Read Scanlon Chapter 22

3. Just in Time Assignment 2

Sept 15

BEAUTY PAGEANTS

1. Read Scanlon Chapter 21

2. Read Wilk Miss World Belize at http://www.indiana.edu/~wanthro/beaaauty.htm

Sept 20

BRANDING IN LOGOLAND

1. Read Willis Chapter 3

2. Read Scanlon Chapters 8, 10, 13

3. Just in Time Assignment 3

Sept 22

ADVERTISING AND REPLICANTS

1. Read about Baudrillard at http://www.egs.edu/faculty/baudrillard.html

2. Read Scanlon Chapters 12, 15

3. Read Sasser’s Inside the Mouse at http://www.dukemagazine.duke.edu/alumni/dm1/inmouse.txt.html

Sept 27

EMBODIMENT

1.Read Willis Chapter 4

2. Read Edelman, The Thin Red Line at http://www.csa.com/hottopics/redline/overview.php

3. Just in Time Assignment 4

 

Sept 29

VIDEO – SLIM HOPES

1. Read Reischer, The Body Beautiful in Annual Review of Anthropology, Annual Review of Anthropology 33: 297-317, 2004

2. attend Conference on Universities and Fair Trade being held at IU, Sept 29 – 30 volunteers needed, email pbose)

Oct 4

CONSUMING THE HOME

1. Read Willis Chapter 5

2. Start Scanlon Part 1

3. Just in Time Assignment 5

Oct 6

STAYING AT HOME

1. Finish Scanlon Part 1

 

Oct 11

BOOK READING GROUPS REPORTS

Oct 13

ASSIGNMENT 1 DUE

Oct 18

CONSUMPTION AND THE ALIEN

1. Read Willis Chapter 6

2. Read Scanlon Chapter 6 and 20

3. Just in Time Assignment 6

Oct 20

CONSUMING ALIENS

(guest lecture on sex tourism)

1. Read Scanlon Chapters 7 and 9

2. TBA

Oct 25

SUGAR AND GLOBAL INEQUALITIES

1. Read Willis Chapter 7

2. Read Shiva’s Poverty and Globalization at http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/events/reith_2000/lecture5.stm

3. Just in Time Assignment 7

Oct 27

FREE TRADE/FAIR TRADE/LABOR

1. Read Barndt, On the Move for Food at http://instdev.concordia.ca/ForumEnvironnement/DeborahBarndt/MoveForFood.htm

2. Read Chapter 1 from Barndt, Deborah (ed.)

1999  Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain: Women, Food and Globalization. Toronto: Second Story Press.

3. Read Scanlon Chapter 19

Nov 1 Video

FAST FOOD

Video: Fast Food Women

Video: Barbie Liberation Organization

1. Complete Just in Time Assignment 8 after watching videos

Nov 3

THE POLITICS OF THE PERSONAL

1. Read Willis Chapter 8

 

Nov 8

SHOPPING

1. Read Scanlon Chapter 14

2. Read extract from Miller, A Theory of Shopping, 2001.

3. Just in Time Assignment 9

Nov 10

TECHNOLOGY

Nov 15

MY LIFE IN ADVERTISING

Nov 17

GENDER ADVERTISEMENTS

Video: Killing Us Softly

Nov 22 THANKSGIVING

Nov 24  HOLIDAY

Nov 29

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Dec 1

VIDEO: MICKEY MOUSE MONOPOLY

Dec 6

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Dec 8 Last Class

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Dec 13

FINAL EXAM 2:30 PM

PAPER ASSIGNMENT DUE