WMST 1230: Women and Popular Culture

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course examines women's many different relationships to contemporary popular culture focusing on media such as film, television, music, magazines, popular events and trends, fan culture, and communication technologies. The course uses cultural studies and feminist theories to explore what is meant by 'pop culture' and to reflect on constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality and ability. Students will also explore how social movements, spectators, producers, and media activists resist stereotypes and create alternatives.

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