T-DANCE, MUSIC, SEX, ROMANCE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
American Studies
Course Number: 
220
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course.
Normally offered each academic year: Since the 1950s rock ’n’ roll and other forms of youth-oriented popular music in the U.S. have embodied rebellion. Yet the rebellion that rock and other popular music styles like rap have offered has often been more available to men than women. Similarly, the sexual liberation associated with popular music in the rock and rap eras has been far more open to “straight” desires over “queer.” This course examines how popular music from the 1950s to the present has been shaped by gender and sexuality, and the extent to which the music and its associated cultural practices have allowed artists and audiences to challenge gender and sexual norms, or alternately have served to reinforce those norms albeit with loud guitars and a heavy beat. Enrollment limited to 20.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30007-S19

Course Sections

T-DANCE, MUSIC, SEX, ROMANCE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Steve Waksman swaksman@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30 SAGE 15