Indoctrination Syllabus: Urban Society: "Race," Class, and Gender in the City at Temple University · 17 October 2006

GUS R055

Urban Society: "Race," Class, and Gender in the City

GUS R055, Section 001

Course Reference 030019

Temple University

Fall 2004

Class Meeting: Tue/Thu, 10:10 a.m- 11:30 a.m., Gladfelter Hall L021

Instructor: Professor M. Gilbert, Department of Geography and Urban Studies

Teaching Jeff Carroll, Department of Geography and Urban Studies

Assistants: Gladfelter Hall 225

E-mail jcarroll@temple.edu

(Please use R055 in the subject line)

Todd MacDonald, Department of Geography and Urban Studies

Gladfelter Hall 225

E-mail tmacdona@temple.edu

(Please use R055 in the subject line)

Course Objectives:

1. To introduce students to the major concepts and frameworks used in understanding U.S. urban issues;

2. To introduce students to the concepts of "race," gender, and class, how they intersect, and how they vary over time and space;

3. To examine U.S. urbanization as the spatial expression of economic, social, and cultural forces operating historically and contemporarily at the international, national, regional, and local scales;

4. To discuss the significance and centrality of "race," gender, and class to U.S. urban development; and

5. To explore how contemporary urban issues such as poverty, employment, and immigration are based on assumptions about "race," gender, and class in order that students can better evaluate debates surrounding these issues.

This course fulfills core requirements in Studies in Race and Individual and Society.

Course Texts:

Rothenberg, P. ed. 2004. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study. Sixth Edition. New York: Worth Publishers. (This text is referred to in the syllabus as RCG.)

All other readings are in a course reader that can be purchased at the bookstore.

All readings are required.

SYLLABUS

(Subject to Revision)

Date Topic of Lecture

Readings/Handouts/Films/Assignments

8/31 Introduction to Class

9/02 The Social Construction of "Race": Racism and White Privilege

RCG[1][1] Omi, M. and Winant, H. "Racial Formations" pp.12-21.

RCG McIntosh, P. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack "pp.188-192.

RCG Tilove, J. "Racial Relations Becoming More Complex Across Country" pp.155-160.

RCG Sethi, R.C. "Smells like Racism" pp.143-154.

RCG Tatum, B.D. "Defining Racism: 'Can We Talk'" pp. 124-131.

Gallagher, C. "White Racial Formation: Into the Twenty-First Century" In R. Delgado and J. Stefancic 1997 (eds.) Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp.6-11.

9/07 The Social Construction of Gender and Defining Racism and Sexism

RCG Lorber, J. "The Social Construction of Gender" pp. 54-65

RCG Hubbard, R. "The Social Construction of Sexuality" pp.65-68.

RCG Johnson, A. "Patriarchy" pp.165-174.

RCG Frye, M. "Oppression" pp.174-178.

RCG U.S. Commission on Civil Rights "The Problem: Discrimination" pp.213-223

RCG "Census 2000 Shows America's Diversity" pp336-337

RCG "America 2000: A Map of the Mix" pp. 338-339.

9/09 The Social Construction of Class Inequalities and "Race," Gender, and Class as Interlocking Systems

RCG: Marable, M. "Racism and Sexism" pp. 160-165.

RCG: Mantsios, G. "Class in America-2003 pp. 193-207.

RCG: Sklar, H. "Imagine a Country--2003" pp. 276-285.

RCG: Mantsios, G "Media Magic: Making Class Invisible" pp. 560-568.

RCG: Ryan, W. "Blaming the Victim" pp. 574-583.

RCG: Pharr, S. "Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism" pp. 178-187.

RCG: Macedo, D. and Bartolome, L. "Language, Culture and Reality" pp. 584-593.

9/14 Historical and Geographical Changes in the System and Cities and the Internal Structure of Cities: WWII to the present.

Handout

Adams, C. et al. 1991. "The Legacy of the Industrial City" In C. Adams et al., Philadelphia: Neighborhoods, Division, and Conflict in a Postindustrial City. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp.3-29.

Short Assignment Announced

9/16 Class is cancelled but TA's will be available to assist with short assignment

9/21 Internal Structure of U.S. Cities: Institutional Racism

Bullard, R. and Feagin, J. 1991. "Racism and the City" In M. Gottdiener and C. Pickvance, eds., Urban Life in Transition. Newbury Park: Sage, pp.55-76.

Lipsitz, G. 1998. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp.1-23 (Chapter 1: The Possessive Investment in Whiteness.

Davis, M. 2000. Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US City. London: Verso, pp.91-102, pp.111-118. (Chapter 9: Falling Down and Chapter 10: Education Ground Zero).

RCG: Pugh, T. "Minority Health Care Found Lacking" pp.256-257.

RCG: Lindsay, J. "Study Finds the Nation's Public School Districts are Resegregating by Race" pp.257-258.

RCG: AAUW "Are America's Schools Leaving Latina's Behind?" 261-263.

RCG: Butterfield, F. "Racial Disparities Seen as Pervasive in Juvenile Justice" pp.224-225.

RCG: "'White' Names Give Job Seekers an Edge'" p. 226.

"Chinatown is Choking" PhiladelphiaInquirer. February 15, 2004.

9/23 Internal Structure of U.S. Cities: Institutional Racism

In class film "Back to the Movement 1979-1983" from the series EYES ON THE PRIZE

Handout: Study Guide

9/28 Internal Structure of U.S. Cities: Institutional Racism

Discussion of film

9/30 Internal Structure of U.S. Cities: Class Inequalities

§ Squires, G. 1996. "Partnership and the Pursuit of the Private City" In S. Fainstein and S. Campbell, eds., Readings in Urban Theory. MA: Blackwell Publishers, pp. 266-290.

§ RCG: Crenshaw, A. "Colleges Out of Reach for Low-Income Students" 259-261.

SHORT ASSISGNMENT DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

10/05 Internal Structure of U.S. Cities: Gender Inequalities

Appleton, L. 1995. "The Gender Regimes of American Cities" In J. Garber and R. Turner, eds., Gender in Urban Research. CA: Sage, pp.44-59.

Ritzdorf, M. 2000. "Sex, Lies and Urban Life: How Municipal Planning Marginalizes African American Women and Their Families" In K. Miranne and A. Young, eds., Gendering the City: Women, Boundaries, and Visions of Urban Life. Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp.169-181.

10/07 "Race,"Class, and Gender: Explaining Suburbanization

RCG: Loven, J. "America's Impossible Dream: A House." Pp.254-255.

RCG: Brodkin, K. "How Jews became White Folks."pp.38-53.

Dreier, P., Mollenkopf, J., and T. Swanstrom. 2001. Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twentyfirst Century. Kansas: University of Kansas Press, pp. 92-132. (Chapter 9: The Road Not Taken: How Federal Policy Promoted Economic Segregation and Suburban Sprawl).

10/12 Midterm Review

10/14 MIDTERM EXAM

CONTEMPORARY URBAN ISSUES

10/19 Globalization/World Cities

Rodriguez, N. 1995. "The Real 'New World Order': The Globalization of Racial and Ethnic Relations in the Late Twentieth Century" In M.P. Smith and J.R. Feagin, eds., The Bubbling Cauldron: Race, Ethnicity, and the Urban Crisis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 211-225.

Davis, M. 2000. Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US City London: Verso, pp.38-49. (Chapter 4: The Latino Metropolis)

10/21 Globalization/ Economic Restructuring/Employment

Painter, J. 1995. "The Regulatory Sate: The Corporate Welfare State and Beyond" In R. Johnston, P. Taylor, and M. Watts, eds., Geographies of Global Change. MA: Blackwell, pp.127-143.

Adams, C. et al. 1991. "Economic Erosion and Growth of Inequality" In C. Adams et al., Philadelphia: Neighborhoods, Division, and Conflict in a Postindustrial City. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp.30-65.

10/26 Globalization/ Economic Restructuring/Employment

In class film "Roger and Me"

Handout

10/28 Globalization/ Economic Restructuring/Employment

Discussion of "Roger and Me"

11/02 Globalization/World Cities/Economic Restructuring/Immigration

In class film "El Norte"

Handout: Study Guide

RCG Jimenez, F. "The Circuit" 367-371.

Massey, D. 2004. "The New Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States" In M. Mobasher and M. Sadri (eds.) Migration, Globalization, and Ethnic Relations: An Interdisciplinary Approach. NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall pp. 117-132.

Marable, M. 1994. "Building Coalitions among Communities of Color: Beyond Racial Identity Politics" In J. Jennings, ed., Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in Urban America: Status and Prospects for Politics and Activism. Westport: Praeger, pp.29-43.

11/04 Globalization/World Cities/Economic Restructuring/Immigration

In class film "El Norte"

11/09 Globalization/World Cities/Economic Restructuring/Immigration

Discussion of film and related readings

11/11 Urban Labor Markets/Occupational Segregation by Sex and Race

RCG National Committee on Pay Equity "The Wage Gap" 307-315.

RCG Equality at Work Remains Elusive" pp.227-230.

Waldinger, R. 1995. "When the Melting Pot Boils Over: The Irish, Jews, Blacks, and Koreans of New York." In M.P. Smith and J.R. Feagin, eds., The Bubbling Cauldron: Race, Ethnicity, and the Urban Crisis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 265-281.

11/16 Urban Poverty: Nature and Extent of Poverty and Welfare

RCG Pear, R. "Number of People Living in Poverty Increases in the US" pp. 286-288.

RCG: Conley, D. "Being Black, Living in the Red: Wealth Matters" pp. 297.

RCG: Newman, K. "What Scholars Can Tell Politicians about the Poor" pp. 325.

11/18 Urban Poverty: Debates about Causes: The "Underclass" Debate

RCG: Gans, H. "Deconstructing the Underclass" pp. 103-109.

RCG: Ryan, W. "Blaming the Victim" pp.574-583.

11/23 Poverty: The Conservative and Liberal Positions

Murray, C. 2000. The Two Wars Against Poverty" In C. Pierson and F. Castles eds., The Welfare State Reader. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 96-106.

Mead, L. 2000. "The New Politics of the New Poverty" In C. Pierson and F. Castles eds., The Welfare State Reader. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 107-117.

Wilson, W.J., 1987: Chapter 7 "The Hidden Agenda" in W.J. Wilson. The Truly Disadvantaged. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

11/30 Poverty: Debates about Causes and Solutions: The Radical Position

Sidel, R. 1996. "The Enemy Within" In Ruth Sidel Keeping Women and Children Last: America's War on the Poor. New York: Penguin Books, pp. 1-32.

Fainstein, N. 1996. "Race, Class, and Segregation: Discourses about African Americans" In S. Fainstein and S. Campbell, eds., Readings in Urban Theory. MA: Blackwell Publishers, pp. 216-245.

RCG: Hout, M. and S. Lucas "Narrowing the Income Gap between Rich and Poor" pp. 620-625.

RCG: Malveaux, J. "Still at the Periphery: The Economic Status of African Americans" pp. 291-296.

Final Review Questions Announced

12/02 Urban Social Movements and Visions of Future Cities

In class film "Poverty Outlaw"

Handout: Study Guide

Marable, M. 1994. "Building Coalitions among Communities of Color: Beyond Racial Identity Politics" In J. Jennings, ed., Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in Urban America: Status and Prospects for Politics and Activism. Westport: Praeger, pp.29-43.

RCG: Ayvazian, A. "Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression: The Role of Allies as Agents of Change" pp. 598-604.

RCG: Birch, S. "Sweats and Tears: A Protest is Sweeping U.S. Campuses to End the Use of Sweatshops to Produce College Endorsed Clothes" pp. 614-616.

RCG: Myerson, H. "A Clean Sweep: The SEIU's Organizing Drive for Janitors Shows How Unionization Can Raise Wages" pp. 624-631.

12/07 Final Review

12/14 Final Exam 8:30 a.m.-10:30a.m.



[1][1] RCG refers to the Textbook Rothenberg, P. ed. 2004. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated

Study. Sixth Edition.