Bailey Hall 243
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Steve Derne has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Publications and Professional Activities
Derne, Steve. 2008. "Globalization on the Ground. New Media and the Transformation of Culture, Class, and Gender in India." Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Derne, Steve. 2000. "Movies, Masculinity, and Modernity: An Ethnography of Men's Filmgoing in India." Greenwood Press
Derne, Steve. 1995. "Culture in Action:Family Life, Emotion, and Male Dominance in Banaras, India." SUNY Press
Spring 2016 Classes
INTD 105: Writing Seminar:Ritual
View course details / syllabus Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course
in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.
View course details / syllabus This course examines the relationship between religion and society and between religion and individual experiences. Topics include theoretical explorations into nature, origins, and functions of relig
ion; interpretations of the place of religion and ritual in social life; analyses of interaction between religion and other institutions of society, like economy, politics and family; examination of religious change, and consideration of the interaction between religion and psyche, religion and socialization, and religion and inequality. Offered every year
View course details / syllabus This course examines how emotions and emotional culture are an important influence on social behavior, how social institutions shape human emotions, how emotions vary historically and cross-culturally
, and how particular emotional norms disadvantage particular categories of people. Prerequisites: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor. Offered every year