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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2005

SOC 308 • Blues, Race and Social Change

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43915 MWF
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
GAR 1
Kurtz

Course Description

The Blues have been around for over a century, with its roots in Africa, sired by poverty and deprivation in the African-American community. The music tells the story of a people subjected to cruelty and discrimination who constructed a compensatory social movement of cultural resistance in the form of a new musical genre. This course explores the sociohistorical context of the emergence of the Blues and its role in shaping American popular culture as well as the course of racial conflict and cooperation in the United States and feature the legendary music icon Clifford Antone as a distinguished lecturer, along with other participants in the musical movement.

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