Cards Against Sociology. Sociology may be the "Debbie Downer" of the social sciences, but sociologists aren't really so cynical ... it’s a relief to take a moment for sociological silliness, imagination, and even subversion in a world already full of social problems. It is a generally outrageous game that can be adapted to specific classes and campuses.
Pierre Bourdieu (1930 - 2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher. He pioneered investigative frameworks and terminologies such as cultural, social, and symbolic capital, and the concepts of habitus, field, and symbolic violence to reveal the dynamics of power relations in social life. [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of Bourdieu's concept of habitus]
(1916 - 1962) [click on this image to find an animated clip, narrated by Viggo Mortensen, who reads Howard Zinn's essay "Empire or Humanity?: What the classroom didn’t teach me about the American. The clip captures well what C.W. Mills meant by The Sociological Imagination--the ability to connect private troubles and public issues] via @Sociological Images
Q&A: So obviously I’m knotted up in this whole question of identity. Does it even make sense to talk about a genderqueer identity when I know that I will always be seen as female and not protest that? Is it kosher to see genderqueer as a secondary or inward identification, only brought out for company when there’s a good reason for it? If a gender identity falls in the forest and no one can hear it, does it make a sound?