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Sociology 335 - Nowheres: Introduction

Professor Phi SuFall 2022

This guide is designed as a companion to the course Sociology 335 - Nowheres (Fall 2022).  It includes: 

  • search strategies to find research materials about countries/nation-states
  • information about the historical, political, cultural landscape that influences the organization of libraries and how scholarship created and disseminated 

The following sources provided the conceptual framework for this guide: 

Quotes

"[...] language plants ideas about things, and the use of ethno-nationally loaded terminology - compact and workable as it may be - unjustifiably casts populations as certain types of actors"  George Vasilev.  Methodological nationalism and the politics of history-writing: how imaginary scholarship perpetuate the nation [p.518] 

"[..] categories are choices between different kinds and degrees of simplication, choices, moreover, one is forced to make in order to begin thinking and speaking about the social world." Methodological nationalism and the politics of history-writing: how imaginary scholarship perpetuate the nation [p.519] 

 

Your Librarian

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Christine Ménard
Meet your librarian:
Contact:
Sawyer Library
Research Services, Room 347D
413-597-2515
cmenard@williams.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers