From your collection presentations on Goffman’s Presentation of Self book, please find below the materials your groups created for this text.
Author and cultural critic, Tim Wise will be visiting Oxy to speak on Tuesday, 15 November, 2011 from 7-9 PM in Thorne Hall. Mr. Wise is one of the nation’s most well-known antiracist author and educator. His several books on contemporary racial issues are highly acclaimed and widely read.
From sociologist Jessie Daniels (CUNY Hunter), a presentation that focuses on race and racism in the digital sphere. In it, she traces a history of the web wherein individuals were at once hopeful about the web’s potential to become a deracialized space–one that could be truly color-blind. It would not take long for this optimism to be squashed. It was quickly realized that the web would serve as yet another platform for the production and reproduction of racial domination, as she provides several examples below.
- If reality is socially constructed (and there exists no objective reality), what are sociologists actually studying then?
- How do sociologists’ social positions influence their study of social life?
Do you remember in class how I said a friend said her old department would drag out Jeremy Bentham’s body for faculty meetings, but I couldn’t remember (ahem, believe) the details?