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Sociology of Popular Culture
SOC 221 SP
This course is dedicated to the study of a realm of social life that many of us take for granted: popular culture. This course tries to uncover the hidden dynamics of everyday life and studies a particular realm of
imagination. It discusses what effect popular culture has on American democratic ideals.
BEAUTY SECRETS, Wendy Chapkis IMPERIAL MIDDLE, B. Demott HEARTS OF MEN, B. Ehrenreich BLACK LOOKS, Bell Hooks ENLIGHTED RACISM, S. Jhally RETHINKING POPULAR CULTURE, C. Mukerji MAKE ROOM FOR TV, L. Spigel
Also reserve readings packet
available to purchase or borrow from the Reserve Room.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Papers and weekly assignments.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Weekly written assignments, attendance, handouts. Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class
list. NOTE: Students must still
submit a completed Drop/Add form to the Registrar's office.
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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