Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A McDonaldized Landscape

The original pic can be found with blog post by Stephen Von Whorley here:

What you are looking at are all McDonald's restaurants plotted in the U.S. The greatest distance between 2 McDonald's is 107 miles in South Dakota.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Strangers, Presentation of Self, Private and Public Spaces

This week in Intro to Soc we have been discussing Georg Simmel's work on Strangers the Sociology of Space.

We've also been discussing the tenets of Erving Goffman's Dramaturgical Analysis.

I was pleasantly surprised....wait, THRILLED when Ricky Lax sent me an article from the Las Vegas Weekly about a little "experiment" he conducted at the Town Square.

Too funny!