Jacobin Magazine and Verso Books are producing a series of weekly podcasts over the course of March that address chapters from one of our required texts, The ABCs of Socialism. Nivedita Majumdar’s remarks are significant for a number of reasons, though in a US context one insight here might be that capitalist identity politics is a core element of the defense of socioeconomic inequality (see also Touré F. Reed’s Why Liberals Separate Race from Class or Nancy Fraser’s article “The End of Progressive Neoliberalism” on the course information page).
One small test booklet
Two writing implements
All primary (fiction) texts (exception: the Manifesto of the Communist Party)
One 8.5 x 11 page of notes (YOUR notes) handwritten, front and back
Go to Taxonomy on the right hand side of this page and click on the relevant category (ex. Contemporary Culture, History and Culture, Values and Culture)
Have a cup of coffee with some of your classmates and talk about what you know
Re-visit film materials (esp. those located on the course information page)
For the exam:
Be creative and cogent
Make interesting links
Best of luck
Be SURE to check the Paper Guidelines page for format requirements and my grading rubric.
Carefully read the prompt(s).
Essays are due Thursday in TWO formats. Turn in a hard copy at the beginning of class. Submit an electronic copy to ilearn by 6 pm that day.
The best papers are almost always the product of more than one draft.