MUS 258 - Performing Culture


Margaret Sarkissian

M W 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM

Smith College

Sage 215
ANT 258-01, MUS 258-01
Offered as MUS 258 and ANT 258. This course analyzes cultural performances as sites for the expression and formation of social identity. Students study various performance genres such as rituals, festivals, parades, cultural shows, music, dance and theater. Topics include expressive culture as resistance; debates around authenticity and heritage; the performance of race, class and ethnic identities; the construction of national identity; and the effects of globalization on indigenous performances. Enrollment limited to 30.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.