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AMST0230

Gender Images in Pop Am Cult

Gender Images in American Popular Culture
In this course, we will examine representations of gender in American popular culture. Course materials will include nineteenth-century popular music, literature, and theater, early twentieth-century advertising and film, 1950s television, and more recent electronic media. Considering a range of cultural forms over a broad historical period allows us to determine the impact that particular media have had on our conceptions of gender difference. Finally, by becoming critical readers of popular cultural forms that represent manhood and womanhood, we gain a greater appreciation for the complexity, variability, and open-endedness of gender constructions within American life. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOR
Equivalent Courses:
WAGS0230
GSFS0230

Sections

Spring 2015

AMST0230A-S15 Lecture

Fall 2012

AMST0230A-F12 Lecture (Allen)

Spring 2010

AMST0230A-S10 Lecture (Allen)

Spring 2008

AMST0230A-S08 Lecture (Allen)