Toward a Sociology of the Trace

Toward a Sociology of the Trace

by Herman Gray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816655979

ISBN-13: 9780816655977

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Using culture as an entry point, and informed by the work of contemporary social theorists, the essays in this volume identify and challenge sites where the representational dimension of social life produces national identity through scripts of belonging, or traces.

The contributors utilize empirically based studies of social policy, political economy, and social

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Using culture as an entry point, and informed by the work of contemporary social theorists, the essays in this volume identify and challenge sites where the representational dimension of social life produces national identity through scripts of belonging, or traces.

The contributors utilize empirically based studies of social policy, political economy, and social institutions to offer a new way of looking at the creation of meaning, representation, and memory. They scrutinize subjects such as narratives in the U.S. coal industry's change from digging mines to removing mountaintops; war-related redress policies in post-World War II Japan; views of masculinity linked to tequila, Pancho Villa, and the Mexican Revolution; and the politics of subjectivity in 1970s political violence in Thailand.

Contributors: Sarah Banet-Weiser, U of Southern California; Barbara A. Barnes, U of California, Berkeley; Marie Sarita Gaytán; Avery F. Gordon, U of California, Santa Barbara; Tanya McNeill, U of California, Santa Cruz; Sudarat Musikawong, Willamette U; Akiko Naono, U of Kyushu; Rebecca R. Scott, U of Missouri.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816655977
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Prologue: Traces in the Social World
Macarena Gómez-Barris and Herman Gray
1. Toward a Sociology of the Trace
Macarena Gómez-Barris and Herman Gray
Part I. Cartographies of Belonging
2. The Prisoner's Curse
Avery F. Gordon
3. A Nation of Families: The Codification and (Be)longings of Heteropatriarchy
Tanya McNeill
4. Culture, Masculinity, and the Time after Race
Herman Gray
5. Producing Sacrificial Subjects for the Nation: Japan's War-related Redress Policy and the Endurance Doctrine
Akiko Naono
Part II. Spectacles of Consumption
6. Coal Heritage/Coal History: Progress, Tourism, and Mountaintop Removal
Rebecca R. Scott
7. Ecoadventures in the American West: Innocence, Conflict, and Nation Making in Emptied Landscapes
Barbara A. Barnes
Part III. Managing and Reconciling Memory
8. Drinking the Nation and Making Masculinity: Tequila, the Revolution, and Mexican Identity
Marie Sarita Gaytán
9. Reinscribing Memory through the Other 9/11
Macarena Gómez-Barris
10. Between Celebration and Mourning: Political Violence in Thailand in the 1970s
Sudarat Musikawong
Afterword: Traces in Social Worlds
Sarah Banet-Weiser
Contributors
Index

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