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The Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The 2003 Institute

Culture and Globalization

June 17th - August 11th, 2003

Overview | Faculty | Students | Schedule | Symposium

2003 Schedule

WEEK 1 - Introductions

Tuesday, June 17th - Institute Orientation and Introductions
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 251: Introductory Lecture (All Faculty)
12:30pm: Institute Lunch

Wednesday, June 18th - Life and Debt
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 251: Film screening of "Life and Debt" (2000)
2:00 - 5:00, Suzallo: Library tour with Faye Christenberry

Thursday, June 19th - Seminar Meeting
10:30 - 12:30pm, CMU 206, Room 202: Institute Seminar

Reading:

  • Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place (1988)
  • Arjun Appadurai, "Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination," from Globalization, pp. 1-21.

WEEK 2 - Force and Consent in the Making of Society

Tuesday, June 24th
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 258: Institute Lecture (Singh)

Reading:

  • David Held, "Liberalism, Democracy, Marxism," chapter 1 of Modernity and its Futures pp. 14-60.
  • Karl Polayni, "The Birth of the Liberal Creed," "The Birth of the Liberal Creed (continued)," "Freedom in a Complex Society," from The Great Transformation: the Political and Economic Origins of Our Time, pp. 141-170; 260-268.
  • Antonio Gramsci, "Hegemony, Relations of Force, Historical Bloc," "The Study of Philosophy and the History of Culture," from Selections from the Prison Notebooks, pp. 189-210; 324-343.

Wednesday, June 25th
10:30 - 12:30pm, CMU 206, Room 202: Institute Seminar
12:30 - 1:30pm: Afternoon Tea
2:00 - 5:00pm, Suzallo: Library tour with Faye Christenberry

Reading:

  • Uday Singh Mehta, "Progress, Civilization and Consent," Liberalism and Empire, pp. 77-114.
  • Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Insurmountable Problems of Liberalism: Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples in the Geoculture of the Modern World-System," in After Liberalism, pp. 145-161.
  • Thomas Holt, "The Meaning of Freedom," "The Problem of Freedom in the 20th-Century," from The Problem of Freedom: Race, Labor, and Politics in Jamaica and Britain, 1832-1938, pp. 14-53; 381-402.
  • Nancy Fraser, "Re-Thinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy," Social Text, Fall 1989, pp. 56-80.
  • Cornel West, "Race and Social Theory: Toward a Genealogical Materialist Analysis," from The Cornel West Reader, pp. 251-265.

Thursday, June 26th
10:30 – 12:30pm Small group meetings (4): MGH 191A, MGH 191E, CMU 206 (Room 202), CMU 206 (Room 204) Groups discuss and develop research topics with individual faculty member.

Reading:

  • Document Analysis: The National Security Strategy of the United States (2002)
  • Perry Anderson, "Force and Consent," New Left Review September 2002, pp. 5-30.

Week 3 - Liberalism, Marxism, and Cultural Politics

Tuesday, July 1st
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 251: Institute Lecture (Reddy)

Reading:

  • Michel Foucault, History of Sexuality: An Introduction, 3-73, 103-131, 135-159
  • Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe, 3-23, 47-71, 117-148
  • M. Jacqui Alexander, "Erotic Autonomy as a Politics of Decolonization: An Anatomy of Feminist and State Practices in the Bahamas Tourist Economy" from Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures, 63-100.
  • Achille Mbembe, "Necropolitics," Public Culture, 11-40.
  • Junot Diaz, "Otravez, Otravida" New Yorker, June 21, 1999 (v. 75, #16): 186
  • Stuart Hall, "The Problem of Ideology: Marxism without guarantees" Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies, 25-47 (Recommended)

Wednesday, July 2nd
10:30 - 12:30pm, CMU 206, Room 202: Institute Seminar (Reddy/Harkins)
12:30 - 1:30pm: Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • Samuel Delany, Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
  • Saskia Sassen, "Analytic Borderlands: Race, Gender and Representation in the New City" in Re-Presenting the City, 183-202
  • Kevin Mumford, Interzones, xi-xix, 19-49
  • Saskia Sassen, "Globalization and The Formation of New Claims" in Cities and Citizenship, 177-194 (Recommended)

Thursday, July 3rd
10:30 – 12:30pm Small group meetings (4): MGH 191A, MGH 191E, CMU 206 (Room 202), CMU 206 (Room 204)

WEEK 4 - Family, Violence, Nation

Tuesday, July 8th
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 251: Institute Lecture (Harkins)

Reading:

  • Wendy Brown, "Liberalism's Family Values," States of Injury: 135-165.
  • Elizabeth Povinelli, "Notes on Gridlock: Genealogy, Intimacy, Sexuality" Public Culture 14.1 (2002): 215-238.
  • Suad Joseph, "Women Between Nation and State in Lebanon," Between Woman and Nation: 162-181.

Wednesday, July 9th
10:30 - 12:30pm, CMU 206, Room 202: Institute Seminar (Harkins/Sparke)
12:30 - 1:30pm: Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • *Violence Against Women Act 1994/2000 [U.S. Federal Legislation and NGO responses]
  • Anannya Bhattacharjee, "The Public/ Private Mirage: Mapping Homes and Undomesticating Violence Work in the South Asian Immigrant Community," Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures:308-329.
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, "Can the Subaltern Speak?"
  • Talal Asad, "On Torture," Social Suffering: 285-308.
  • Veena Das, "Transactions in the Construction of Pain," Social Suffering: 67-91.
  • Michel Foucault, "Docile Bodies," Discipline and Punish: 135-169. (Recommended)

Thursday, July 10th
Open Office Hours with faculty.

WEEK 5 - Globalization and Discourse

Tuesday, July 15th
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 251: Institute Lecture (Sparke)

Reading:

  • David Harvey (1995) "Globalization in question," Rethinking Marxism, 8, 4:1 - 17.
  • J.K. Gibson-Graham, (1996) "Queerying Globalization" in Gibson-Graham, J-K. (1996) The End of Capitalism (as we knew it): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy, Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Nikolas Rose, (1999), "Advanced Liberalism," in idem (1999) The Powers of Freedom, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Donna Haraway, (1991) "A Cyborg Manifesto," in idem, 1991, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, New York: Routledge.

Wednesday 16th
10:30 - 12:30pm, CMU 206, Room 202: Institute Seminar (Sparke/Singh)
12:30 - 1:30pm: Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • Timothy Mitchell, (2002) "McJihad: Islam in the U.S. Global Order," Social Text,20, 4: 1 - 18.
  • Robert Vitalis (2002) 'Black Gold, White Crude: An Essay on American Exceptionalism, Hierarchy and Hegemony in the Gulf' Diplomatic History, 26 (2): 185 - 213.
  • Peter Gowan, (2002) "The American Campaign for Global Sovereignty," in Leo Pantich, ed. Fighting Identities: Socialist Register 2003, London: The Merlin Press, 1 - 26.
  • Thomas L. Friedman, 1999) The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, pp. ix - 24.
  • Michael Igantieff, (2002) "The Burden: With a military of unrivaled might, the United States rules a new kind of empire," The New York Times Magazine, January 5th: 22- 54.

Thursday, July 17th
Open Office Hours with faculty.

WEEK 6 - Intensive Research

Tuesday, July 22nd - Independent research and writing.

Wednesday, July 23rd - Independent research and writing.

Thursday, July 24th - Office Hours with faculty to discuss results of peer review.

WEEK 7 - Intensive Research

Tuesday, July 29th - 6 copies of REVISED DRAFTS DUE with faculty.

Thursday, July 31st - Faculty return drafts with comments in one on one meetings scheduled in advance.

WEEK 8 - Presentations

Tuesday, August 5th - FINAL DRAFTS DUE

Wednesday, August 6th
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 251: Students work in groups to develop group final presentation.

Thursday, August 8th
10:30 - 12:30pm, MGH 251: Students work in groups to develop group final presentation.

WEEK 9 - Institute Symposium

Monday, August 11th
12:00 - 5:00pm, MGH 231: Formal Symposium. Institute participants present work to UW community, family, and friends.

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