This seminar explores relations among modern culture industries, young people, and concepts of youth. We will look at how young people have been constructed over the last century as markets for cultural products and how they have used music, film, television, sports, and fashion in constructing relationships and identities and in forming coalitions.
INTERPRETATION and INTERCULTURAL LITERACY are emphasized in this course, which examines the ways in which young people use such cultural forms as dress, music and film to imagine themselves in relation to local and global communities.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Amy Best, FAST CARS, COOL RIDES: THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF YOUTH AND THEIR CARS
Julie Bettie, WOMEN WITHOUT CLASS: GIRLS, RACE, IDENTITY
Sunaina Maira & Elisabeth Soep, YOUTHSCAPES: THE POPULAR, THE NATIONAL, AND THE GLOBAL
Anoop Nayak, RACE, PLACE AND GLOBALIZATION: YOUTH CULTURES IN A CHANGING WORLD
Sarah Thornton: CLUB CULTURES: MUSIC, MEDIA AND SUBCULTURAL CAPITAL
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly research journal, short midsemester paper, class presentation, final research paper. In each class two students will be responsible for facilitating discussion.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a Permission of Instructor (POI) course. Interested students should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a questionnaire in mid-November, 2005.
|Instructor(s): Traube,Elizabeth G. Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: ANTH6; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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