Reading Assignments


Section I: The Problems of Power: Utopia, Dystopia, and Leadership

The Tenement as History and Housing - Tenement Museum

Health and Disease in Tenement Housing - Tenement Museum

Slavery in New York

Anne Frank Holocaust Memorial

Designer Babies: The Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering - Yin Ren (MIT Undergraduate Research Journal)

Section II: Communication Challenges and the Global Community
Open Acsess Overview - Peter Suber

What is Open Access? - Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Don't Use Wikis for Research - The Chronicle

Peer Review Perspective: Does peer review mean the same to the public as it does to scientists?

Copyright and Scholarly Research - Digital Koans

Market for Vaccines - Boing Boing

No More Dirty Looks



Section III: American Perspectives: Powerlessness
Barbara Ehrenreich - Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Barbara Ehrenreich's blog

Tillie Olson's I Stand Here Ironing (NPR-Audio) - read by Tillie Olson

"COMPLETE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT": VIDEO GAMES AS GENDERED PLAY SPACES
by Henry Jenkins