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BLST 103: Black Politics and Culture in the United States

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Course Description

The shifting relationship between black politics and black cultural forms across various historical periods. General Education: Understanding the Individual and Society course; Understanding U.S. Society course.


3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Christine Acham, Revolution Televised: Prime Time and the Struggle for Black Power

Tricia Rose, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America

Jeff Chang, “Necropolis: The Bronx and the Politics of Abandonment”

Robin Kelley, “Kickin’ Reality, Kickin’ Ballistics: Gangsta Rap and Postindustrial Los Angeles”

Rhonda M. Williams, “Accumulation by Evisceration: Urban Rebellion and the New Growth Dynamics”