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Spring 2018-2019
* SOC 360 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Ghetto and the Enclave

Mitchell Duneier
Nicole A. Pangborn

In this seminar, we investigate the "ghetto" and "enclave" as sociological concepts that have given rise to distinct literatures, each with its own presumptions about the mix of voluntary and involuntary elements in the genesis of community, the advantages and disadvantages of living apart from the mainstream, and the permeability of the boundary between community and mainstream society. Through examining these literatures, our goal is to help students develop the background necessary for conducting their own research on place-based ethnic and racial segregation.

Sample reading list:
L. Wirth, The Ghetto
Herbert J. Gans, The Urban Villagers
Patrick Sharkey, Stuck in Place
Tomás Jiménez, Replenished Ethnicity
Douglas S. Massey and Nancy Denton, American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underc
Edward Telles and Vilma Ortiz, Generations of Exclusion:

Reading/Writing assignments:
The course will be run as a seminar with intensive discussions of the weekly readings. All participants will be required to 1.) distribute a question of at least one paragraph (no more than 300 words) each week based on the readings assigned for that particular session; 2.) serve as discussion leader 1-2 times per semester; and 3.) submit a final research paper of 15-20 pages within one week of the last class.

Final Exam - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Must have taken GLS 303/SOC 304, The Global Ghetto..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42447 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:13 Limit:15