August 28, 2014
Reading: Butler

September 4, 2014
Reading: Foster
Critical Review: Everyone

September 11, 2014
Reading: Tweed
Research and report back via blog post on one of the following theorists of religion (especially in relationship to Tweed):

  • Emile Durkheim: Smith
  • Max Weber: Saxton
  • Sigmund Freud: MacNabb
  • Karl Marx: Schneier
  • Victor Turner: Haycraft
  • Clifford Geertz: Legg
  • Robert Bellah: Earner
  • Finke and Stark: Eyre
  • Robert Wuthnow: Miller

September 18, 2014
Reading: Kilde

  • Reference: Abzug, Robert H. Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination. Oxford University Press, USA, 1994.
  • Robert Orsi, “The Religious Boundaries of an Inbetween People: Street Feste and the Problem of the Dark-Skinned Other in Italian Harlem, 1920-1990,” American Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 3 (Sep., 1992), pp. 313-347. Article Stable URL:

Critical Review: Legg and Eyre

September 25, 2014
Reading: Higginbotham

  • See also: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, “African-American Women’s History and the Metalanguage of Race,” Signs, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Winter, 1992), pp. 251-274. Article Stable URL:
  • David R. Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class, (New York: Verso, 1999).
  • Gail Bederman, Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Critical Review: Smith and Legg
Research: Research Proposal Due

October 2, 2014
Reading: Smoak
Critical Review: MacNabb and Miller

October 9, 2014
Reading: Goldman
Critical Review: Smith and Earner

October 16, 2014
Reading: Baker
Critical Review: Schneier and Miller

October 23, 2014
Reading: McGreeevy
Critical Review: Saxton and MacNabb

October 30, 2014
Reading: Yoo
Critical Review: Eyre and Haycraft

November 6, 2014
Reading: Hollinger
Critical Review: Saxton and Schneier
Research: Draft Due
Peer Review Teams:

  • Saxton and Earner
  • Miller and Eyre
  • MacNabb and Schneier
  • Smith, Legg, and Haycraft

November 13, 2014
No Class — Research and Revisions
Research: Peer Review Due

November 20, 2014
Reading: Hinojosa
Critical Review: Haycraft and Earner

November 27, 2014: Thanksgiving (No Class)

December 4, 2014
Reading: Bowler
Critical Review:

December 11, 2014
Research: Final Revisions Due