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Graduate Idea Forum Study Group

2004-05


All meetings will be at the Graduate School of Social Work, Kingsbury Room/110, unless otherwise noted.

Please contact Corey Shdaimah or Cheryl Selah to be added to our Blackboard site in order to access articles and book excerpts or if childcare is needed for any of the meetings.

Friday, September 3, 1:00-3:00pm
Nancy Fraser and Linda Gordon, "A Geneology of 'Dependency': Tracing a Keyword of the U.S. Welfare State." Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the "Postsocialist" Condition. New York: Routledge, 1997. 121-149. Rpt. of article appearing originally in Signs: 19, 2 (1994): 309f.

Yvonne Zylan. Comment on Fraser and Gordon. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 21, 2 (Winter 1995): 515-531.

Tuesday, October 5, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Paul Grobstein,"Writing Descartes: I Am, and I Can Think, Therefore ... "

Tuesday, November 2, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Paul Grobstein, "Writing Descartes: I Am, and I Can Think, Therefore ..."

Tuesday, November 30, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Arthur I. Miller, Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc

Tuesday, January 11, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Arthur I. Miller, Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc

Friday, February 18th, 9:00-11:00am (Park Sciences Building, Rm. 264)
Readings:
Schram, 2004. "Return to Politics"
Weber, 1918. Science as Vocation
Shdaimah, Stahl, 2004. "Reflections on Doing Phronetic Social Science. A Case Study."
[All articles available on Blackboard]

Friday, April 1st, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Bellah et al. 1996. Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. University of California Press.

Friday, April 29th, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Nisbett Richard, 2004. Geography of Thought. (Free Press)

Tuesday, May 24th, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Barber, 1996. Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World (Ballantine Books)

Tuesday, June 14th, 9:00-11:00am
Reading: Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

Thursday, July 14th, 4:00-6:00pm
Reading: Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents (continued)

Thursday, August 17th, 9:30-11:30am
Reading: TBD




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