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ETHSM-3000-7: Globalization and Hip Hop

Fall 2021

Subject: Critical Ethnic Studies - Seminar
Type: Seminar
Delivery Mode: Online
Level: Undergraduate

Course Dates: September 01, 2021 — December 14, 2021
Meetings: Thu 11:00AM-12:30PM
Instructor: Rickey Vincent

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 17/16 Waitlist


This course will explore the impact of global capitalism, or "Globalization" on Communities of Color in the United States, and around the world. The course will first explore the nature of globalization in the political, economic and cultural dimensions, with an emphasis on the cultural elements. The propagation of Hip Hop culture around the world is an example of the cultural dimension of globalization, and this will be a theme of the course. The multi-ethnic roots of Hip Hop performance practices will be explored, as well as the appropriation of Hip Hop as a resistance culture in locations around the world. In addition to the rise of Hip Hop, three sites of inquiry will be covered in this class: the Anti-apartheid movement of the 1980s, which was a worldwide social movement and an early indication of a digitally connected "global consciousness." Secondly, the commercially successful growth and expansion of Hip Hop culture into - and out of - Asia.; finally, the connections between Islam and Hip hop will be examined, as a contiguous example of a globalized youth consciousness throughout the history of hip hop practices, lifestyles and sensibilities.

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