Breaking: The Ecstatic Edge of Politics
We tried to discuss the sociological enterprise as portrayed by Peter Berger. Please, go through my summary notes to review what you have read. We attempted to ask typical sociological questions regarding public toilets just outside of our classroom. You can followup on this mundane, yet very important sociology reading this book:
Given the circumstances, we decided to devote one class (Nov 18) to discuss the context and the meaning of the latest presidential election in the US. In order to do that, please, read:
- Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Ecstatic Edge of Politics: Sociology and Donald Trump from the latest edition of the Contemporary Sociology journal.
Read more about her work in the broad field (or rather perspective) of sociology of emotions and – for example – watch some of the interviews available on the web – like this one.