Explores the expressive culture of Chicana/Mexican American/Latina women in the United States. Cultural and artistic practices in home and in literary, music, film, spoken word, performing and visual arts. Focuses on how Chicana/Latina writers and artists re-envision traditional Iconography. Offered: jointly with WOMEN 451.
WOMEN 451 Latina Cultural Production. Fulfills I&S/VLPA requirement.
Explores the expressive culture of Chicana/Mexican American/ Latina women. Focus on how Chicana/Latina writers and artists re-envision traditional iconography through a transnantional and decolonial lens. This quarter's course will focus on the intersection of the body, sexuality, spirituality, humor and irony. We will examine how issues of gendered, classed, and racialized identities are constructed and de-constructed through Chicana and Latina artistic production, including hip hop, punk, pop music, and film. Offered: jointly with CHSTU 410. Fulfills I&S/VLPA requirement.
This course will examine one or more of the following expressive genres: music, film, and/or spoken word.
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