RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Section: 002 LBGT Country Music Fandom: Music, Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Class
Term: FA 2009
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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What kinds of LGBT people listen, dance, and socialize to country music? And what kinds of country music appeal to LGBT people? The notion of queer country fandom clashes with popular images of both "queer" and "country." Queer identity is often associated with gay men, and urban, bourgeois, coastal lifestyles. Country music is linked to heterosexual white, rural, working-class, southern, and Midwestern cultures and has often been invoked as a symbol of "redneck" bigotry. Thus this seminar asks how music that to many people sounds homophobic and racist serves as a medium for multicultural queer social and sexual exchange. Assignments include country listening and readings in country music studies, social science and humanities literature on U.S. rural queers, and social theory on class.

RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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