9618 - Advanced Theory: Face-to-Facedness and the Construction of Community - Regna Darnell
Community is generally theorized in terms of how community and group/national identity are forged in the imaginations of citizens who will never meet (Benedict Anderson). Much of humankind, however, lives in communities where people expect to know or at least know about their fellow citizens. We will examine how society might be understood in terms of creating and extending person-to-person links and relationships (Bourdieu on habitus, Goffman on interaction). This examination will lead us to reformulate conventional social science qualitative discourse-based methods for getting at community (ethnographiv method and theory in various guises) plus some thoughts on ethics and political engagement.
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