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Raging Against the Machine:The Politics of Rock and Global Identities (6 points)


Leader: Pete Lentini

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit analyses rock music as a site of contested political and cultural space and fuses these issues with a new politics of identity. The unit interrogates how different subcultures associated around post-Cold War rock genres use music as a form of political communication to advance their political agendas and celebrate their lifestyles and histories.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 65% + open-book examination (1.5 hours - equivalent to 1500 words): 35%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Politics or permission

Prohibitions: COS 2/3840

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