I - Introduction:
II - Classic ethnographies
2/3 -- Social structure, expression, (and practice?)
Warner, W. Lloyd Yankee City. Abridged edition.. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1963
recommended: (by Warner and his team)
- 1949 Democracy in Jonesville. New York: Harper and Row.
- 1959 The living and the dead: A study of the symbolic life of Americans. Yankee City series vol. V.. New Haven: Yale University Press.
- 1941 The social life of a modern community. Yankee City series, vol. I.. New Haven: Yale University Press.
recommended: (from the same era)
- Fisher, John, and Ann Fisher, 1963 The New Englanders of Orchard Town. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
- Lynd, Robert, and Helen Lynd
1956  Middletown: A study in modern American culture. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World.
- Hollingshead, A. B.
1949 Elmtown's Youth: The Impact of Social Class on Adolescents. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
- West, James
1945 Plainville, U.S.A.. New York: Columbia University Press.
2/10 -- Local politics: new questions about units of analysis
Vidich, Arthur, and Joseph Bensman.
Small Town in Mass Society: Class, Power and Religion in a Rural Community. Second Edition.. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1968 
- Burgess, Ernest1926 The urban community. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
- Park, Robert, Ernest Burgess, and Roderick McKenzie, eds. 1925
The city. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
III - Race, class, and ethnicity
3/10 -- Another take
1969 Soulside: Inquiries into ghetto culture and community. New York: Columbia University Press. 1969
(presented by Sarah Wessler)
- Hendricks, Glenn, 1974 Dominican diaspora. New York: Teachers College Press.
3/17 [SPRING BREAK]
3/31 -- Psychological consequences
O'Nell, Theresa Deleane.
Disciplined Hearts: History, Identity, and Depression in an American Indian Community. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1996
(presented by Yookyung Bang)
- Henry, Jules Culture against man. New York: Random House. 1963
IV - Issues: America?
4/28 -- Implications: the difficult consequences of a cultural fact
Contested lives: The abortion debate in an American community. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1989
(presented by Juliette de Wolfe)
- Caudill, William, 1958 The Psychiatric Hospital As a Small Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Garfinkel, Harold. "Passing and the managed achievement of sex status in an 'intersexed' person" Studies in ethnomethodology
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1967
- Parsons, Talcott, 1959 "The school class as social system: Some of its functions in American society."
Harvard Educational Review 29: 297-318.
- Parsons, Talcott, 1951 "Social structure and dynamic process: The case of modern medical practice."
The social system. New York: The Free Press.
- Rapp, Rayna Testing women, testing the fetus: The social impact of amniocentesis in America. New York: Routledge. 1999
- Varenne, Hervé, and Ray McDermott Successful failure. Boulder, CO: Westview. 1998
- Weston, Kath Families we choose: Lesbians, gays, kinship. New York: Columbia University Press. 1991
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