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This Week's Work: Oct. 24 - Oct. 31

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Fri. 10/24:

(ALL CLASSES) 7:30 p.m.: Monsoon Bissell and Benaifer Bhadha, "Two Women Talking.” Goodhart Music Room.

Sat. 10/25:

(ALL CLASSES) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, 10/25, in Dalton 1 and 2 (basement of building): Workshop with Monsoon and Benaifer on the "narrativ" method

Sun. 10/26:

(ICPR) Post on Serendip by 5 PM: (You may want to post your comment Friday Oct. 24 since you'll be busy over the weekend with "Two Women Talking.") 

Choose one of these essays and sum up one of its main arguments. You can quote from the essay, but I want you to be familiar enough with the argument that you can explain it primarily in your own words. Then add a webby comment at least a paragraph long that clarifies, supports, complexifies, challenges, or otherwise responds to the argument you've summarized. You may also choose more than one essay and summarize/respond to related arguments.  

Mon. 10/27:
(ENGL) By 5 p.m.: Post a proposal for the venture into "listening and talking" that
you will conduct  at Bryn Mawr, and report back on by 11/9.

What constructive role might Monsoon and Benaifer's method play at Bryn Mawr? 
Who (do you think) needs to practice listening and talking to-and-with one another?
How can-and-will you follow-up/put this practice into action on our campus?

(ICPR) Discuss the four articles you read last week and how each one approaches intersectional identities

Tues, 10/28:
(ENGL) Be ready to discuss our proposals.
Americanah, Chapters 24-38, to p. 348

(SOWK)  Life cycle, family systems
Caregiving patterns, caregiver burden
Living arrangements

Income redistribution and older adults

 Pearlin, L.I., Mullan, J.T., Semple, S.J., & Skaff, M.M. (1990) Caregiving and the stress process: An overview of concepts and their measures.  The Gerontologist, 30(5): 583-594

The National Center on Elder Abuse (2006).  Report on the Abuse of Adults Age 60+: The 2004 Survey of Adult Protective Services.  Washington, D.C.

Naylor, M.D. & Buhler-Wilkerson, K. (1999). Creating community-based care for the new millennium.  Nursing Outlook, 47: 120-127

Katz, M.B. (2001). New models for social security.  In The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare State.  New York, NY: Metropolitan Books

Moon, M. (2006). Are private plans the answer for Medicare? In Medicare: A Policy Primer.  Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press

Wed. 10/29: 

(ICPR) Reading: Harriet McBryde Johnson, “Unspeakable Conversations,” in DSR

Peter Singer, “Life and Death Decisions for Disabled Infants,” from Practical Ethics

Peter Singer, "Happy Nevertheless"

Optional: Shannon Walters, “Unruly Rhetorics: Disability, Animality, and New Kinship Compositions” (pdf)

Thurs. 10/30: 

(ENGL) Americanah to end (pg. 477)