Social Science Imagination week one
Thursday 8th October 2015
After brief introductions, we recognised that it was a course where theory would meet with personal experience, and we agreed some principles for the course:
- no pressure to share our thoughts, feelings, beliefs or experiences
- confidentiality among those present
- notes to be published on website will be read aloud and agreed at the end of the meeting; also to re-view the content of our meeting
Lucy shared a biography of C Wright Mills that she had prepared: this context was appreciated.
Mahmood talked about the novel he is writing about his experiences.
Discussion on pedagogy, and explaining as a teaching technique; and post-modernism and how hard it is to understand ourselves without theorising.
Foucault (on Iranian revolution)
1984 (generating fear)
For next time:
Write ~300 words with the title (borrowed from C Wright Mills’ essay):
On Who I might Be & How I Got That Way