WGS 345 • GENDER AND ROCK CULTURE-W
An introduction to the study of gender and rock culture, this course provides students with a broad, foundational understanding of the concepts, theories, and methodologies used in critical analyses of rock's various gendered constructions. Rather than taking a musicological perspective, this course uses a socio-cultural approach to examine a myriad of gendered sites within rock culture. Therefore, music and song lyrics will not be our only or primary objects of study; our exploration of rock's gendered culture will also include studies of the roles, practices, technologies, and institutions associated with the production and consumption of rock music. Given the historical dominance of male perspectives in studies of popular music, the course is strongly informed by feminist scholarship, theories of gender, and attention to women.