MUSI 005B. Popular Music and Masculinities from Rock 'n' Roll to Boy Bands


This course examines the ways in which varying masculinities have been articulated, performed, and marketed in American popular music from the 1950s to the present day. Musical case studied include Rock 'n' roll, boy bands, and contemporary Hip Hop. It examines how popular music has facilitated a challenge to gender and sexual norms, or alternatively, how it has served to model or reinforce norms. Particular focus will be given to the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and ability. This course includes musical analysis, music video analysis, scholarly articles in musicology, and theoretical readings in gender studies. It is therefore both a history of popular music and a history of gender and sexuality. 
Humanities
1 credit.
Eligible for GSST
Fall 2023. Blasina.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Music
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/music


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