Power and Popular Culture
Through critical analysis of advertising, popular film, theatre, and television, this course offers an active interdisciplinary approach for exploring the way women, gays, ethnic minorities, and individuals of different classes are portrayed, allowed access, and share power within these mediums as both cultural expressions and fields of employment. The analysis of popular culture and the meaning it reflects in light of prevailing world conditions poses an awareness of the subsequent choices confronting individuals and communities in U.S. society. Issues of identity, gender, sexuality, race, class, community, and ethnicity will be considered not only for their cultural expression but as the mechanisms of larger world systems. Through individual and group readings, in-class discussions, and film showings, this course will provide ample opportunities for the development of indepth research projects.
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