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GWS 204

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Course Description

Analysis of representations of gender and sexuality in popular and material culture, using contemporary theories. Focus is on US popular culture. Course Information: Same as COMM 204. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Credit or concurrent registration in GWS 101 or Credit or concurrent registration in COMM 102 or Credit or concurrent registration in GWS 102 or Credit or concurrent registration in COMM 103. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

Past Texts

Stuart Hall, Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices

Chyng Feng Sun, “Ling Woo in Historical Context: The New Face of Asian American Stereotypes on Television”

Anna Everett, Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace

Kishonna Gray, Bertan Buyukozturk, & Zachary G. Hill, “Blurring the Boundaries: Using Gamergate to Examine “Real” and Symbolic Violence Against Women in Contemporary Gaming Culture”