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PLT2040 - Raging Against the Machine: The Politics of Rock and Global Identities

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Pete Lentini


Not offered in 2007


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.


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

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


A first-year sequence in Politics or permission.


COS 2/3840