An excellent blog maintained by sociologists Joe Feagin and Jessie Daniels that provides superb analysis and well-vetted information on a range of issues related to race and racism, including a list of films to be used in the classroom.
The PBS series, Race: The Power of an Illusion, and its companion website provide a boatload of useful information on race as a social, political, and economic construct.
This website includes educational resources, timelines, and maps on the cultures, politics, and economics of the Middle East.
Andrea Elliott’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series for the New York Times about a mosque in Brooklyn is an excellent companion to Said’s Orientalism.
This popular blog hosts a range of feminist and pro-feminist writing, video, and other content that will add lively conversation to any section on feminist theory.
The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University is the country’s oldest research center of African and African-American history and culture. Check it out for webcasts of influential lectures, papers and reports, and links to other resources, such as Harvard’s Hip-Hop Archive.
George Herbert Mead was heavily influenced by pragmatism, a distinctly American brand of philosophy that emerged after the horrors of the Civil War. In this NPR segment, author Louis Menand discusses his book on the cultural and historical origins of pragmatist philosophy.
Check out this New Yorker article about online dating for a closer look at how we stylize our identities in the hopes of finding intimacy through the Internet. And, listen to NPR’s interview with Nick Paumgarten, author of the article.
A film that takes us deep into the social and psychological workings of the former East Germany’s citizen surveillance programs. You can watch the trailer here.
This 1985 Terry Gilliam sci-fi flick about a man searching for a woman in his dreams provides some classic depictions of bureaucracy and totalitarianism, including this clip.