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Sociology of Music in Social Movements
SOC 239
Fall 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: MUSC 280

It has long been noted that social movements typically create movement cultures, but the actual use of music, as one cultural form, is only beginning to receive attention. Is it used for recruiting new members or maintaining the loyalty of those already committed, for internal critique within the movement itself or to educate those who know nothing of a group's discontent? When, where, and why do each of these, and other functions, develop? We will look at a number of theoretical and activist approaches and then apply these to movements in the United States (including the labor, civil rights, New Left, women's, and current inner city movements) and elsewhere.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Writing: weekly reactions to readings, two longer papers, access to writing TAs.

Interpretation: Understanding how meaning is constructing through all aspects of music and music-making, and what roles this plays in social movements.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152 OR MUSC103
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)(SOC)

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