AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 006 Performing Arts and Power in Africa
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will offer students an ethnomusicological perspective on performing arts and power in Sub-Saharan Africa. We will explore both traditional and modern performing art forms and investigate how their performance and production are intimately related to power relations. Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • performing arts as modes of resistance,
  • negotiation of power,
  • identity construction,
  • agency and empowerment, and
  • constructing gender spaces.

While we will explore a wide variety of genres (music, dance, and verbal art forms), this course is not meant to serve as a survey of African performing and non-performing arts. Instead we will seek to unravel the interconnections between performing arts, culture, and society by asking specifically how the arts constitute potent means of maintaining, contesting, and negotiating power.

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AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24612
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: CAAS 358.001 meets with DANCE 348.001.
003 (SEM)
P
30329
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
P
29155
Open
29
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (SEM)
P
29158
Open
14
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (SEM)
P
30274
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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F 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: This class meets at the U-M Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
008 (SEM)
P
31338
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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