LATS 338 Fall 2013 Latina/o Musical Cultures: Gender, Race, Sexuality and the Dynamics of the Everyday (D) (W)

Cross Listed as WGSS338, AMST339
In this class we will investigate Latina/o popular musical and dance forms, with particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity. We will focus on the following questions, among others: How are the various facets of Latina/o identity expressed through the "popular" or the everyday? In what ways do categories of difference such as gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity inform the performance as well as the interpretation of Latina/o musical forms? How are we to understand cultural phenomenon such as the most recent Latin music "boom"? Employing cultural studies concepts and methods, students will conduct an original semester-long research project in stages and complete one ethnographic exercise.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, one semester-long original research project conducted in stages, one ethnographic exercise
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: prior courses in AMST, LATS, or WGSS; not open to first-year students
Enrollment Preference: Latina/o Studies concentrators, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors, and American Studies majors by seniority
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives,INST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives,LATS Core Electives, WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses,WGSS Feminist Theory Courses
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 2005
LATS338-01(F) SEM Latina/o Musical Cultures (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Maria Elena Cepeda
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Hollander 101 2005
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