First Short Paper (10 points)
Due: October 5, 1999
Choose one of the following topics and write a short paper on this topic. The paper should clearly explain and discuss the topic chosen. If appropriate, you may want to include a short critique of the views and approaches you are disc ussing.
The paper should be no longer than three typewritten double-spaced pages. In a paper of this length there should be very few quotes. Do not rely on quotes to make the arguments for you, and explain the concepts and ideas in your own words. Where you do use quotes or references, these should be properly cited. If you use only the sources listed on the class outline or below, these may be cited like (Hadden, p. 47) or (Wallace and Wolf, pp. 34-35). If you use other sources, complete citations should be p rovided in footnotes or at the end of the paper. Provide a bibliography of the sources you have used.
Avoid using "man" and "he" in the generic sense, except where they are part of a direct quote. Otherwise, if you use "man" or "he" I will assume you are referring to males only.
In addition to the books listed on the class outline, the following references may be useful. There are many other books on Marx and Marxism in the HB97.5 and HX 39.5 section of the Library.
Avineri, S., The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx. HX 39.5 A853
Farganis, J., Readings in Social Theory the Classical Tradition to Postmodernism HM24 R37
Giddens, A., Capitalism and Modern Social Theory. HM19 G53
Giddens, A., The Class Structure of Advanced Capitalist Societies. HT 609 G47
Giddens, A. and D. Held, Classes, Power, and Conflict: Classical and Contemporary Debates HT675 C55
Grabb, E. G., Theories of Social Inequality. HT 609 G72
Hunter, A., Class Tells HN110 Z9 S63
Mandel, E., Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory. HB 97.5 M26513
Mandel, E., The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx. HB 97.5 M2613
Ritzer, G., Sociological Theory. HM24 R4938
Sydie, R., Natural Women Cultured Men: A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory HM51 S97
Tong, R., Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction. HQ 1206 T65
Zeitlin, I. M., Ideology and the Development of Sociological Theory HM19 Z4
Last edited on September 17, 1999
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