Hip Hop and Society Fall 2017.docx

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Hip Hop and Society AFST 220-01 (40782) (B121); Spring 2017; Tuesday and Friday (8:00-9:50) Professor David Colman; Office: A215, 201-684-7568; Office Hours: T,F 10:00-11:30 Mailbox: SSHGS B224; SSHGS phone number: 201-684-7406; Email: [email protected] Prerequisites and/or Co-requisites “None” In this course, students will examine the grassroots artistic and cultural movement known as Hip Hop. Students will examine the origins of Hip Hop in working-class African- American, Caribbean, and Puerto Rican communities in the South Bronx in the 1970s. Students will explore the various artistic elements of Hip Hop and its expansion to communities around the country and world. Students will pay close attention to the relationship between Black Power, immigration, and urban decline and the early development of Hip Hop. Students will also seek to understand why and how Hip Hop became a multi-billion dollar business with global reach and popularity by the mid 1990s. Students will pay close attention to the relationship between Hip Hop and globalization and its social, cultural, political, and economic impact on the United States and around the world. Students will seek to understand how the commercialization and globalization of Hip Hop destabilized and reconfigured racial, gender, ethnic, and sexual identities, and fueled social and political movements in the U.S. and around the world. This course fulfills the Intercultural North America general education requirement. Hip Hop is an artistic and cultural movement that emerged in the 1970s in African American and Caribbean communities in the South Bronx. Thirty years later, Hip Hop had become a global movement embraced by various cultures in the United States and around the world. Students will examine how Hip Hop developed out of a dynamic process of interaction among diverse cultures in the United States and around the world. Students will also examine the relationship
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