Nov 27, 2021  
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SOCI 346 - Musical Urbanism

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as URBS 346 ) How do cities sustain artistic milieus and cultural production? How is the urban experience represented aesthetically? What is genuinely ‘local’ about urban culture? This seminar takes these questions up through the case of 20th- and 21st-century popular music and related cultural expressions and media. We inquire into the complex and dynamic relationships between (cultural) urbanism and (spatial, economic, demographic) urbanization by examining the urban dimensions of popular music; its inspiration, production, transmission, consumption, and appreciation, as documented by social research, literary fiction, film, and sound recordings. Additionally, we investigate the complementarities and tensions of empirical, literary, and critical methods to knowing and representing the city. Hua Hsu and Leonard Nevarez.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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