Themes of the course|
Readings to be handed out in class
John Storey "Popular music"
Simon Frith "Genre rules"
Marc Levinson "It's an MTV world"
Craig Watkins "Selling out: hip hop culture and white pleasure"
Andrew Ross "The gangsta and the diva"
Dancehall culture, music, politics and performance|
N. Stolzoff, chapters 1-2
N. Stolzoff, chapters 3-4
N. Stolzoff, chapters 5-6
N. Stolzoff, chapters 7 and 8|
***Book review for N. Stolzoff due***
Post war Black music and the Black public sphere|
M. Neal, chapters 1 and 2
M. Neal, chapters 3 and 4
***Book review due for M. Neal***|
M. Neal, chapters 5 and 6
Hip hop culture|
T. Rose, chapters 1-3
Conference: The Black Public sphere and hip hop|
T. Rose, chapters 4-5
***Book review for T. Rose due***|
The roots to the routes of dance music
M. Collin and J. Godfrey, chapters prologue, 1-4
M. Collin and J. Godfrey, chapters 5-8
***Book review for M. Collin and J. Godfrey due***|
***You may also do the review on N. Stolzoff***
***projects and extra credit work due***|
Class project presentations
|16.||May 7 @ 2:00pm||
Class presentations in exam week (if necessary)