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GRAD > AMST > 606

Studies in Popular Culture & Technology

Description:
This course focuses on changing definitions of culture and methods of cultural studies; the changing meanings of folk culture, mass culture, and popular culture; and the changing dynamics among technology, the media, and culture. Topics for readings and discussion may include: the relations between changing technologies and the activity of audiences in shaping commercial popular culture: the social and economic context of technological innovation; the cultural imperatives of technological change.

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