Five College Consortium

Border Culture

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Humanities Arts Cultural Stu

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Hampshire College
This course will look at the phenomenon of globalization and contemporary art through the lens of border culture, a term that refers to the "deterritorialized" nature of an image when it is removed from its context or place of origin. Its themes include borders within the realms of language, gender, ideology, race, and genres of cultural production. Border culture emerged in the 1980s in Tijuana/San Diego in a community of artists who had spent many years living outside their homelands or living between two cultures-an experience that in 2013 might well represent the nature of contemporary life as well as art praxis. Division II and III students will have the opportunity to develop an independent paper, website, or portion of their thesis in this course.

Culture, Humanities, and Languages Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Border Culture
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Lorne Falk

07:00PM-09:50PM TH

Franklin Patterson Hall 104