AMST 339 Spring 2013 Latina/o Musical Cultures and the Dynamics of the Everyday (D) (W)

Cross Listed as LATS338, WGSS338, COMP338
In this class we will investigate Latina/o popular musical forms, with particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity. We will focus on the following questions, among others: How is 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 our interpretations of Latina/o musical forms? How are we to understand cultural phenomenon such as the recent Latin music "boom"? Employing cultural studies concepts and methods, students will conduct an original semester-long research project and complete various ethnographic exercises.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, two ethnographic exercises, one original research paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Latina/o Studies concentrators, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors, American Studies majors, Comparative Literature majors
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS, AMST or WGSS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP
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
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 3668
AMST339-01(S) SEM Latina/o Musical Cultures (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Maria Elena Cepeda
TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Hollander 140 3668
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