Livin' for the City
In this course we will engage the idea of the "ghetto" as constructed through literature, film, music, and television. Our exploration will relate this concept to geographic spaces and to a socially-constructed set of ideas about urban African American spaces and communities. We will combine critical textual analysis with fundamental concepts from human geography and social history to explore shifting conceptions of the “ghetto”, consider its impact on urban African American space, and examine how the responses of urban black American artists affect, resist, and change its imaginative geography. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
- Fall 2014
- Axinn Center 104(AXN 104)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
- William Nash
- American Studies
- Program in American Studies
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CMP NOR SOC
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