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IAS 4664 - Popular Culture And The Representation Of Youth In Latin America

Description
The objective of the course is to introduce students to different aspects related to the representation of youth in Latin America, particularly through the depiction this sector receives in the realm of popular culture. The course will focus on the relationship between youth and social /political conflict and on the literary and cinematic representation of juvenile sectors in cultural production, in different Latin American countries. The role of music, melodrama and the media will be studied in connection to the construction of subjectivity and collective identity. The course will also analyze the involvement of juvenile sectors in narco-culture, gangs, maras, and the like, as well as the impact of violence, fear and social inequality in early life. The analysis of films, literary texts, critical studies and cultural practices will be approached through a combination of biopolitical analysis and the analysis of representational strategies utilized in the elaboration of symbolic materials. This course fulfills the Seminar requirement for LAS majors and minors. PreReq: 165D or another Latin American Studies course.
Credits
3
Attributes
A&S IQ:HUM, LCD:Arch, HUM:Art, HUM:BU, IS:EN, H:
Recent Professors
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Spring 2017
Offered
M
Avg. Class Size
20
Avg. Sections
1