No new reading for Wednesday (unfortunately). Instead, we’ll continue talking about how to refine and more narrowly focus our research questions (with reference to Davis 1971 and Irvin 2010).
- Review Murray S. Davis, ‘That’s Interesting! Towards a Phenomenology of Sociology and a Sociology of Phenomenology’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1971)
- Review Lennie Irvin, ‘What Is “Academic” Writing?’, in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing (Parlor Press, 2010)
- Major Topics Going Forward
- Spaces & Places
- Hip-Hop’s Urban Geography: Atlanta
- Hip-Hop’s Urban Geography: Houston
- Hip-Hop’s Urban Geography: Chicago
- A Female Rap Renaissance?
- Technology, Technique, and Technē (τέχνη)
- Review: Research Questions and Theses
- Discussion: What is an answerable research question?
- Discussion: What is an interesting thesis?
- Example: The Compton Group’s Thesis
- Story Maps Group Sessions
- Reading Notes for Next Time
- Review Murray Forman, ‘Represent: `Race, Space, and Place in Rap Music’, in Forman and Neal (2012). keywords: Black Atlantic, the (2012:257); commodification; conspicuous consumption; cult of authenticity; dialectic (between production styles and local listening practices, pp. 255-57); Gangsta Rap; Message Rap (pp. 257-58); organic intellectual.