Steven Ramey

Wednesday 1:30pm-3:00pm, by appointment

REL 501.001 Social Theory Foundations

This graduate seminar introduces students to terms and ideas from social theory and their relevance to the academic study of religion. Throughout the course, students will apply theories to analyze examples relevant in Religious Studies, both ancient and modern.

W | 3:30-5:50

MA 200

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Foucault, Michel
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Vintage Books, 1995

Discipline and Punish Cover

Butler, Judith
Giving an Account of Oneself
Fordham University Press, 2005

Giving an Account of Oneself cover

Bourdieu, Pierre
On Television
New Press, 1999

On Television

Fields, Karen E., and Barbara J. Fields
Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
Verso, 2014

Racecraft cover

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Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.