Course: AFRS 252. Popular Culture and the Black World (3)
This course examines popular culture as it relates to the cultural transmission, inheritance, and complex relations between African origins and the irreversible scatterings of the Black diaspora. Specifically, we will examine the role of media and the arts in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social constructions of “Blackness” in Black popular culture. The course will survey the products of popular culture in the Black world as signifiers of larger cultural forces and realities.