WGSS 652. Jazz and American Culture. 3 Hours H.

This course considers cultural and social histories of jazz, from the 1920s through the present day, as sites for exploring ideological struggles over such fields as race, class, gender, sexuality, democracy, capitalism, freedom, community, Americanness, and globalization in the U.S. The course will explore such questions as the following: What music was called jazz at what times and places? What did it mean to whom? Who played it? Who wrote about it? Who listened to it? Who danced to it? Who policed it? Who produced it? Who used it to rebel? Who used it to survive? What did all of these practices mean to participants? The course will examine struggles over social meanings in the U.S. through a study of jazz performance, labor, representation, marketing, consumption, censorship, and historiography. Prerequisite: A course in American studies, American history, or consent of instructor. (Same as AMS 650.) LEC.

Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


...and Historiography WGSS 650 Service Learning in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies WGSS 652 Jazz...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies


...3 WGSS 440 Communication and Gender 3 WGSS...American Culture 3 AMS 652 Jazz I, Roots...

Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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