Ioan Davies' Teaching Site

This Web-page is devoted to material that will be useful for students taking my courses in 1999-2000. It includes course outlines, some of my own work, links to other web sites where you will be able to access material relevant to the courses, as well as other material (e-mails, quotes) which you might find useful. As all the courses are theoretical, interdisciplinary, international (let's avoid the ideological term "globalization", please) and directed to thinking about the issues addressed in a practical, commonsensical way, the links direct you to various sources where you will be able to explore issues directly relevant to your work.

I have three web-sites, one dealing with material which is directed to the spin-offs from the 1997 York Strike, one which is concerned with my own work, and a third one which is this one. These sites were put up during this summer and therefore will be updated as the term unfolds. Therefore, like myself, they are exploratory. They will be added to as the year develops. If you need to contact me, please, at e-mail me at giving STUDENT as your subject.


Sociology 6130.03/SPTH6609.03:
The Critique of Everyday Culture
Sociology 4500:
Popular Culture in Canada and Elsewhere

Sociology 6560. 06 /SPT 6032. 06:
Social Theory and Communicative Processes

(not offered 1999-2000)

Interesting Places

About the artist: Malevich was born near Kiev. His earliest work shows the influence of cubism, distinguished by great clarity of outline. In 1912 he began to develop his own style, known as suprematism (referring to supremacy of feeling over all other artistic considerations). In this completely nonobjective approach he used only geometric elements (rectangles and squares), first with some color and then with white on white. A noteworthy example is his Suprematist Composition: White on White (1918). He claimed that he made a picture consisting of nothing than a black square on a white field. There is often difficult knowing which way up his paintings should be hung. Soviet political that demanded Socialist Realism from its artists turned against his art, he died in poverty and oblivion in Leningrad. (Webmuseum)

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Professor of Sociology and Social and Political Thought,
York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York (Toronto), Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3

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