Course Syllabus

Date

In-Class Focus

Reading Assignment

Writing Assignment

Mon 1/23

Global State of War

Hardt & Negri, Preface & 1.1

Post on Exegesis Forum

Wed 1/25

Counter Insurgencies

H & N 1.2

 

Mon 1/30

Resistance & Biopolitical production

H & N 1.3

Post on Argument Forum

Wed 2/1

Who controls knowledge?

Paley, up to Part One

 

Mon 2/6

Creating a Poblacion

Paley, Chap. One

Post on Exegesis Forum

Wed 2/8

Military Rule

Paley, Chap. Two

 

Mon 2/13

Democracy in Chile

Paley, Chap. Three & Four

Post on Argument Forum

Wed 2/15

Who gets to participate?

Paley, Chap. 5

 

Mon 2/20

Producing indigenous knowledge

Finish Paley

Post on Place Forum

Wed 2/22

Common Labor

H & N 2.1

 

Mon 2/27

The body of the people

H & N 2.2

Wed 2/29

Live Flesh

H & N 2.3

 

Mon 3/5

Five-Page Essay Due

Wed 3/7

Thick Description

Geertz, Chap. 1

 

3/12-23

 

Spring Break

 

Mon 3/26

Writing the big in small moments

Geertz, Chap. 8

Post on Argument Forum

Wed 3/28

Interpreting politics

Geertz, Chap. 11

 

Mon 4/2

Deep Play

Geertz, Chap. 15

Wed 4/4

Democracy’s long march

H & N 3.1

 

Mon 4/9

Global demands for democracy

H & N 3.2

Post on Argument Forum

Wed 4/11

May the force be with you

H & N 3.3

 

Mon 4/16

Learning to write from places

Solnit, Introduction & Chap. 1

Post on Place Forum

Wed 4/18

Exodus

Solnit, Chap. 2

 

Mon 4/23

Mining below

Solnit, Chap. 3

Five-Page Essay

Wed 4/25

Reaching above

Solnit, Chap. 4

 

Mon 4/30

Landscapes of Resistance

Solnit, Chap. 5

 

Wed 5/2

Where have we come to?

 

2-3 page reflective essay

 

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