Middlebury

AMST 0262

Class, Culture, Representation

Class, Culture, and Representation
In this course we will examine the contested meanings of social class in U.S. culture from 1930 to the present. We will ask the following: How have workers, the workplace, and economic inequality been imagined in U.S. film, art, and popular culture? How have categories such as race, gender, and sexuality informed ideas about class? And how do the realities of economic inequality mesh with civic narratives of meritocracy and the “American Dream”? Readings will include works by Barbara Ehrenreich, Studs Terkel, Tillie Olsen, and Helena Maria Vilamontes. Films, music, and other media will supplement written materials. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS NOR

Sections

Spring 2020

AMST0262A-S20 Lecture

Spring 2019

AMST0262A-S19 Lecture (Allen)

Spring 2018

AMST0262A-S18 Lecture (Allen)

Spring 2017

AMST0262A-S17 Lecture (Allen)

Spring 2016

AMST0262A-S16 Lecture (Allen)