Keeping Good Time: Reflections on Knowledge, Power and People / Edition 1

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Avery Gordon's first book, Ghostly Matters, was widely acclaimed as a work of striking sociological imagination and social theory. Keeping Good Time, her much anticipated second book, brings together essays by Gordon that were 'written to be read aloud'. Her eloquent voice in this book further establishes her place among literary sociological writers of a new generation. Keeping Good Time explores the meaning of being a politically engaged scholar during deeply troubled times. The book's essays consider the role of education during war time, the costs of imprisonment and repression, the power of utopianism in an age of globalization, the complexities of gendered racism, the politics of culture, and the practice of theory as it emerges from everyday life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594510151
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Great Barrington Books
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Avery Gordon is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination (University of Minnesota Press) and co-editor of Mapping Multiculturalism and Body Politics, among other works. She is also the co-host of No Alibis, a weekly public affairs radio program on KCSB FM.

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Table of Contents

War-time Research: The Front Lines.
War Machines and Washing Machines.
On Education During War Time.
War on Iraq?
Going Inside: The Prison Research Visit.
We the People.
Globalism and the prison industrial complex: an interview with Angela Davis.
Face up to What's Killing You: Fear and the Prison Industrial Complex.
A love story.
Alternative Graduation.
Sociology After Deconstruction.
Twenty-Two Theses on Social Constructionism.
Theory and Justice.
Sociology After the Crisis.
Making a Difference: Women's Studies in the Academy.
Theses on Teaching Marx.
Some thoughts on the utopian.
An Anthropology of Marxism.
State of the Art.
Will this Election Matter?
Corporate Multiculturalism.
More on Positive and Negative Images: The Case of Kara Walker, Artist.
The Sledgehammer and the Dagger: A Conversation between Leon Golub and Avery Gordon.
Wish upon a star.
No Alibis: A Community Radio Collaboration.
Something more powerful than skepticism.

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