Paine, Thomas, Common Sense (any edition). Also available online at various sites, including: http://earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/commonsense/text.html
Marx, Karl, and Frederick Engels, The Communist Manifesto (any edition). Also available online at various sites, including: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm
READING PACKET: (at Longhorn Copies, 2520 Guadalupe, 476-4498)
Baker, C. Edwin, Media, Markets, and Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), Chapter 6, “Different Democracies and their Media,” pp. 129-153.
Lummis, C. Douglas, Radical Democracy (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996), Chapter 1, “Radical Democracy,” pp. 14-44.
Lippmann, Walter, The Phantom Public (New York: Macmillan, 1927), Chapter 2, “The Unattainable Ideal,” pp. 22-39; Chapter 3, “Agents and Bystanders,” pp. 40-53; and Chapter 14, “Society in Its Place,” pp. 155-172.
Huntington, Samuel P., “The United States,” in Michel Crozier, et al., The Crisis of Democracy (New York: New York University Press, 1975), pp. 59-118.
Gottlieb, Roger S., Marxism, 1844-1990: Origins, Betrayal, Rebirth (New York: Routledge, 1992), Chapter 1, ”Marxism: The Original Theory,” pp. 3-38; and Chapter 2, “Marxism: Basic Flaws,” 39-56.
Kellner, Douglas, “The Obsolescence of Marxism?” in Bernd Magnus and Stephen Cullenberg, eds., Whither Marxism? Global Crises in International Perspective (New York: Routledge, 1995), pp. 3-30.
Guerin, Daniel, Anarchism: From Theory to Practice (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1970), “Introduction” by Noam Chomsky, pp. vii-xx; and Chapter 1, “The Basic Ideas of Anarchism,” pp. 11-38.
Goldman, Emma, Anarchism and Other Essays (New York: Dover, 1969), “Anarchism: What It Really Stands For,” pp. 47-67.
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Frye, Marilyn, The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory (Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1983), “Oppression,” pp. 1-16; and “Sexism,” pp. 17-40.
Lorde, Audre, Sister Outsider (Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1984), “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House,” pp. 110-113.
Dworkin, Andrea, Letters from a War Zone: Writings 1976-1987 (London: Secker & Warburg, 1988), “I Want a Twenty-Four-Hour Truce During Which There Is No Rape,” pp. 162-171.
Dworkin, Andrea, Life and Death: Unapologetic Writings on the Continuing War Against Women (New York: Free Press, 1997), “Remember, Resist, Do Not Comply,” pp. 169-175.
Davis, Angela, Women, Culture, and Politics (New York: Random House, 1989), “We Do Not Consent: Violence Against Women in a Racist Society,” pp. 35-52.
Du Bois, W.E.B., The Souls of Black Folk (New York: Vintage, 1990/1903), Chapter 1, “Of Our Spiritual Strivings,” pp. 7-15.
Du Bois, W.E.B., Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil (Mineola, NY: Dover, 1999/1920), Chapter 2, “The Souls of White Folk,” pp. 17-29.
Winant, Howard, “Racism Today: Continuity and Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era,” in Paul Wong, ed., Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the United States: Toward the Twenty-First Century (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1999), pp. 14-24.
Lipsitz, George, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), Chapter 1, “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness,” pp. 1-23.
Delgado, Richard, and Jean Stefancic, Must We Defend Nazis? (New York: New York University Press, 1998), Chapter 5, “Images of the Outsider,” pp. 70-92.
Parker, Pat, “For the white person who wants to know how to be my friend,” in Gloria Anzaldua, ed., Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras -- Creative and Critical Perspectives by Women of Color (San Francisco: Aunt Lute, 1990), p. 297.
Berry, Wendell, What Are People For? (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990), "The Work of Local Culture," pp. 153-169.
Jackson, Wes, Becoming Native to this Place (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1994), Chapter 5, "Becoming Native to Our Places," pp. 87-103.
Sale, Kirkpatrick, Rebels Against the Future (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1995), Chapter 9, "The Neo-Luddites," pp. 237-259; and Chapter 10, "Lessons from the Luddites," pp. 261-279.
Carey, Alex, Taking the Risk out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997), Chapter 1, “The Origins of American Propaganda,” pp. 11-17; Chapter 2, “The Early Years,” pp. 18-36; and Chapter 5, “Reshaping the Truth,” pp. 75-84.
Bernays, Edward L., Propaganda (New York: Horace Liverright: 1928), Chapter 1, “Organizing Chaos,” pp. 9-18; and Chapter 2, “The New Propaganda,” pp. 19-31.
Bernays, Edward L., Public Relations (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952), Chapter 14, “The Engineering of Consent,” pp. 157-168.
Carey, James, “The Communications Revolution and the Professional Communicator,” in Eve Stryker Munson and Catherine A. Warren, eds., James Carey: A Critical Reader (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), pp. 128-143.
Gitlin, Todd, The Whole World is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980), Chapter 10, “Media Routines and Political Crises,” pp. 249-282.
Eliasoph, Nina, “Routines and the Making of Oppositional News,” in Dan Berkowitz, ed., Social Meanings of News: A Text-Reader (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1997), pp. 230-253.
Herman, Edward S., and Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (New York: Pantheon, 1988), Chapter 1, “A Propaganda Model,” pp. 1-35; and Chapter 7, “Conclusions,” pp. 297-307.
Herman, Edward S., The Myth of the Liberal Media (New York: Peter Lang, 1999), “The Propaganda Model Revisited,” pp. 259-273.
Herman, Edward S., and Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, rev. ed. (New York: Pantheon, 2002), Introduction, pp. xi-lvii.Hallin, Daniel C., The “Uncensored War”: The Media and Vietnam (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986), Chapter 4, “The ‘Uncensored War,’ 1965-1967,” pp. 114-158.
WEEK 1: January 26
topic: what is justice?
WEEK 2: February 2
topic: what is democracy?
reading: Paine, Baker, Lummis
WEEK 3: February 9
topic: this is democracy?
reading: Lippmann, Huntington
*paper #1 due*
WEEK 4: February 16
reading: Marx/Engels, Gottlieb, Kellner
WEEK 5: February 23
reading: Guerin/Chomsky, Goldman
*paper #2 due*
WEEK 6: March 1
reading: Frye, Lorde, Dworkin, Davis
WEEK 7: March 8
topic: critical race theory
reading: Du Bois, Winant, Lipsitz, Delgado/Stefancic, Parker
*paper #3 due*
Spring break: March 15-19
WEEK 8: March 22
reading: Berry, Jackson, Sale
*proposal for final project due*
WEEK 9: March 29
reading: Alex Carey, Bernays
WEEK 10: April 5
topic: professional journalists
reading: James Carey, Gitlin, Eliasoph
WEEK 11: April 12
topic: propaganda and professional journalists
reading: Herman/Chomsky, Herman
WEEK 12: April 19
topic: war coverage
reading: Hallin, Kellner, Extra!
WEEK 13: April 26
WEEK 14: May 3
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