Week 1
Jan. 16 - Introducing Neoliberalism
No reading due

Week 2
Jan. 23 - Politics and Ideologies
David Harvey. 2007. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford UP.

Week 3
Jan. 30 - Neoliberal Disasters
Cedric Johnson, Chris Russill, Chad Lavin and Eric Ishiwata. 2011. The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans. University of Minnesota Press.

Week 4
Feb. 6 - Developing Neoliberalism
Julia Elyachar. 2005. Markets of Dispossession: NGOs, Economic Development, and the State in Cairo. Duke UP.

Week 5
Feb. 13 - Governmentality
Stephen Collier. 2011. Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics. Princeton UP.

Week 6
Feb. 20 - Markets
Karen Ho. 2009. Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street. Duke UP.
[Dannah brings snacks]

Week 7
Feb. 27 - Global Labor
Steven Gregory. 2006. The Devil behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic. University of California Press.
[Emily G. brings snacks]

Week 8
March 6 - No class meeting
Because of a poorly timed conference, I need to cancel our class meeting for this day. I am pushing the readings back one week, as is reflected in this syllabus now.

Week 9
March 20 - Debts
Jesook Song. 2009. South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The Creation of a Neoliberal Welfare Society. Duke UP.
[Emily F. brings snacks]

Week 10
March 27 - Debts for Health
Clara Han. 2012. Life in Debt: Times of Care and Violence in Neoliberal Chile. University of California Press.
[Chloe brings snacks]

March 29 - Four possible final paper topics due

Week 11
April 3 - Strategic Beliefs
David Smilde. 2007. Reason to Believe: Cultural Agency in Latin American Evangelicalism. University of California Press.

Barbara Ehrenreich. 2009. “God Wants you to be Rich.” From her Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America. New York: Picador.
[Xinyan brings snacks]

Week 12
April 10 - Romantic Selves
Laura Ahearn. 2001. Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal. University of Michigan Press.
[Prof. Alexy brings snacks]

Week 13
April 17 - Being Alone
Sherry Turkle. 2012. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Basic Books.

Allison Alexy. 2011. “Intimate Dependence and its Risks in Contemporary Japan.” Anthropology Quarterly 84(4): 805-918.
[Prof. Alexy brings snacks]

Friday, April 19 - Final paper rough draft due to dropbox and your peer readers

Week 14
April 24 - Reflections and Future Questions
No reading due
[Prof. Alexy brings snacks]

Friday, April 26 - Peer review comments due to dropbox and your peers

Final paper due - Friday, May 10th at 5pm to dropbox