Sociology 621, Sociological Marxism Spring 2017


2017 Syllabus Examples of good papers from previous Soc621 courses ereserve readings for Sociology 621  
Jacques Bidet and Stathis Kouvelakis (eds) Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism (Boston: Brill: 2008) PDF  
Lecture Notes & podcasts 

Outline  Lecture notes  Podcast  
Lecture 1.  Marxism and Emancipatory Social Science  Outline 1  Lecture notes 1  Podcast 1 
Lecture 2.  The Anchor: Capitalism  Outline 2  Lecture notes 2  Podcast 2: part 1 part 2 
Lecture 3.  The Critique of Capitalism  Outline 3  Lecture notes 3  Podcast 3 
Lecture 4.  Transformation  Outline 4  Lecture notes 4  Podcast 4 
Lecture 5.  What is Class?  Outline 5  Lecture notes 5  Podcast 5 
Lecture 6.  Exploitation  Outline 6  Lecture notes 6  Podcast 6 
Lecture 7.  Complexities of Class Structure  Outline 7  Lecture notes 7  Podcast 7 
Lecture 8.  Class & Gender  Outline 8  Lecture notes 8  Podcast 8 
Lecture 9.  Class & Race  Outline 9  Lecture notes 9  Podcast 9 
Lecture 10.  Class Formation  Outline 10  Lecture notes 10  Podcast 10 
Lecture 11.  Rationality, Solidarity, and Class Struggle  Outline 11  Lecture notes 11  Podcast 11 
Lecture 12.  Dilemmas of Working Class Collective Action  Outline 12  Lecture notes 12  Podcast 12 
Lecture 13.  Class Compromise  Outline 13  Lecture notes 13  Podcast 13 
Lecture 14.  What is Politics? What is the State?  Outline 14  Lecture notes 14  Podcast 14 
Lecture 15.  What makes the Capitalist State a Capitalist State?  Outline 15  Lecture notes 15  Podcast 15 
Lecture 16.  The State and the Working class: the problem of democracy  Outline 16  Lecture notes 16  Podcast 16 
Lecture 17.  The State and Accumulation: functionality & contradiction  Outline 17  Lecture notes 17  Podcast 17 (missing) 
Lecture 18.  What is Ideology?  Outline 18  Lecture notes 18  Podcast 18 
Lecture 19.  Mystification  Outline 19  Lecture notes 19  Podcast 19 
Lecture 20.  Hegemony  Outline 20  Lecture notes 20  Podcast 20 
Lecture 21.  Microfoundations of the Theory of Ideology  Outline 21  Lecture notes 21  Podcast 21 
Lecture 22.  Classical Historical Materialism  Outline 22 & 23  Lecture notes 22 & 23  Podcast 22 
Lecture 23.  Podcast 23  
Lecture 24.  Critiques & Reconstructions  Outline 24  Lecture notes 24  Podcast 24 
Lecture 25.  The Classical Marxist theory of the history of capitalism's future  Outline 25  Lecture notes 25  Podcast 25 
Lecture 26.  Socialism and Real Utopias  Outline 26  Lecture notes 26  Podcast 26 
Lecture 27.  Strategic Logics of Transformation  Outline 27  Lecture notes 27  Podcast 27 
Lecture 28.  Weekend Retreat: How to be an anticapitalist for the 21st century  Powerpoint notes 28  Podcast 28 