In his introductory sociology classes, Wadsworth asks students to write three adjectives, any adjectives, to describe themselves.
“And then I ask them, ‘Do your adjectives have any meaning whatsoever if you’re alone on a desert island, in the sense that there’s no one to compare yourself to?’ ”
Regardless of the adjective — attractive, smart, funny, poor — “these things are meaningful only if there’s some sense of what other people are like,” he said. “As such, we can only be wealthy if others are poor, or sexually active if others are inactive.”
when i took sociology the first word i wrote was ‘white’
regardless of the adjective? i guess i’ll turn grey if i’m ever on an island
Charles-Joseph Natoire (French, 1700–1777), Gardens of the Villa d’Este at Tivoli, pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, watercolor, heightened with touches of white, over black and red chalk, 12 3/8 x 18 3/4 in. (31.4 x 47.5 cm).
Even while they railed against capitalism, the Cultural Marxists had difficulty applying to themselves the ideas they wanted to impose on others. For all the talk of Marxist systems, the institute [of Social Research, i. e. The Frankfurt School] severed its ties with Leo Lowenthal because he dared ask for a pension, and by 1950 the institute’s director enjoyed a salary seven times higher than the lower-level employees made. In fact, nearly all of the Frankfurt School’s major players personally enjoyed the perks of capitalism. Stock quotes adorned a whole wall in Friedrich Pollack’s office. Meanwhile, Herbert Marcuse lived a life of leisure because he was subsidized by his father, who owned a construction company; his father paid for his apartment and provided him with part ownership of a book business. Likewise, Theodor Adorno enjoyed the generous support of his parents well into adulthood. Max Horkheimer was the son of a millionaire industrialist. Jürgen Habermas’s father served as the director of the local chamber of commerce. Were these men rebelling against the bourgeoisie, or their parents? Their lavish upbringings do much to explain why these trust-fund revolutionaries never really connected with the workers. Worse, the institute gladly took blood money from the Rockefeller Foundation, and it even accepted a contract from a company that had generously contributed to the Nazi Party and had helped take over factories in conquered nations.
listening to a college student try to explain why a nearby “ghetto” neighborhood is dangerous
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