Spring 2021

Youth, Schooling, and Popular Culture

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-203  |  Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-203

Faculty

Kristen V. Luschen (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as AMST 203 and SOCI 203) What do we understand about schools, teachers, and students through our engagement with popular culture? How do we interrogate youth clothing as a site of cultural expression and school-based control? How do race, class, and gender shape how youth make sense of and navigate cultural events such as the prom? Contemporary educational debates often position schools and popular culture as oppositional and as vying for youth's allegiance. Yet schools and popular culture overlap as educational sites in the lives of youth. In this course, we will employ feminist, critical race, and cultural studies perspectives to analyze representations of schooling and youth in popular culture. By doing so, we will consider the historically shifting meaning of youth, interrogate an oppositional stance to school and popular culture, and examine relationships of power and representation in educational sites. Readings, class discussions, and frequent film screenings will support our examination.

Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Luschen.

AMST 203 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM ONLI ONLI
Th 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM ONLI ONLI

Offerings

2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022