WOMENSTD 431 - Advanced Topics in LGBTQ Studies
Section: 010 LBGT Country Music Fandom: Music, Sexuality, Gender, Race and Class
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 245 or 295.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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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.

WOMENSTD 431 - Advanced Topics in LGBTQ Studies
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010 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: WS 245 is NOT a prereq for this class. Meets with Amcult 405-004 and RCCORE 334-002.
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