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Fall 2016-2017
* SOC 345 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Money, Work, and Social Life

Viviana A. Zelizer

The course offers a sociological account of production, consumption, distribution, and transfer of assets. Examining different sectors of the economy from corporations and finance to households, immigrants, welfare, and illegal markets, we explore how in all areas of economic life people are creating, maintaining, symbolizing, and transforming meaningful social relations. Economic life, from this perspective, is as social as religion, family, or education.

Sample reading list:
Viviana Zelizer, The Purchase of Intimacy
Ashley Mears, Pricing Looks: Circuits of Value in Fashion Modeling Markets
Shelley Correll, J. Stephen Bernard & In Paik, Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?
Mark Granovetter, Getting a Job
Allison Pugh, Consumption as Care and Belonging:
K. Edin & L. Lein, Making Ends Meet

Reading/Writing assignments:
One term paper: 8-10 pages

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21652 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   Green Hall   0-S-6   Enrolled:63 Limit:70
24545 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
24546 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
24547 P03 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
24548 P04 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
24549 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
22534 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled