Middlebury

FMMC 0355

Theories of Popular Culture

Theories of Popular Culture
This writing-intensive course introduces a range of theoretical approaches to study American popular culture, exploring the intersection between everyday life, mass media, and identity and social power. We will consider key theoretical readings and approaches to studying culture, including ideology and hegemony theory, audience studies, subcultural analysis, the politics of taste, and cultural representations of identity. Using these theoretical tools, we will examine a range of popular media and sites of cultural expression, from television to toys, films to music, to understand popular culture as a site of ongoing political and social struggle. (FMMC 0102 or FMMC 0104 or AMST 0101 or instructor approval) 3 hrs. sem/3 hrs. screen.
Subject:
Film & Media Culture
Department:
Film & Media Culture
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW SOC
Equivalent Courses:
AMST 0355

Sections

Fall 2019

FMMC0355A-F19 Lecture (Mittell)

Fall 2016

FMMC0355A-F16 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2015

FMMC0355A-S15 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2011

FMMC0355A-S11 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2009

FMMC0355A-S09 Lecture (Mittell)