Prelim Summary Archive
This archive contains summaries of prelim readings
written by the cohorts of 1997-98 to the present. The primary purpose
of the archive is to provide relief to those poor unfortunates taking the
prelim. By sharing existing summaries, we hope we can spare you the
burden of writing your own. However, we realize that these summaries
are also useful for those taking certain classes. For this reason,
summaries have not been deleted from the archive when the associated reading
is removed from the prelim bibliography.
Another prelim summary archive was compiled by
the 1994-95 cohort. Since the prelim bibliography was heavily revised
(and shortened!) in 1998, it does not seem to be a worthwhile exercise
to integrate the two archives. Rather, the 1994-95 archive has been
preserved in its entirety. It may be found here.
Please note that when the 1994-95 archive includes a summary of reading
that is still on the prelim bibliography today, I have usually provided
a link to the relevant place in the 1994-95 section. (For a few articles,
a large number of summaries are available in this, current version of the
archive. So there is no point in including a link back to 1994-95.)
In the future, only this version of the archive
will be updated.
- Matthew Weinshenker,
archivist for 2000-01
12/13/00: The Urban and Ethnic, Population, and Gender
and Family sections have been updated.
10/17/00: New summaries added to the Social Change
and Formal Organization sections.
Urban and Ethnic
1994-95 Prelim Summary Archive
Who Were the Contributors?
Following the practice of the original summary archive
'94 - '95, authors are not identified within their individual summaries.
The following list enumerates those who have contributed to this archive
Further submissions are always welcome, even
if a summary of the reading in question is already here! (However,
we are especially searching for summaries of readings that are currently
unavailable.) Please send any contributions to email@example.com.
Nicholas P. Dempsey
Special thanks to Kosuke Nikaido, who created