Sociology of Music in Social Movements|
Fall 2011 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
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.
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152 OR MUSC103
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
Garafolo, ROCKIN' THE BOAT
Eyerman & Jamison, MUSIC AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Rosenthal & Flacks, PLAYING FOR CHANGE
and selected articles
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Ongoing reactions to readings, one short research paper, one long research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Preference given to Sociology and Music majors.
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