West European Studies | How Global is Youth Culture in Post-Unification Germany?
W405 | 0671 | F. Stewart, C. Kahnke
1:10 P – 2:40 P MTWR BH 015
Meets with CMCL C334, GER V400 and W605 0672
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This course aims to explore a wide spectrum of youth
Cultures in contemporary Germany, with particular focus on
media, music and gender. The main question of the course will
be: What does it mean to understand youth cultures as local,
national or global? While introducing students to a variety of
contemporary cultural theories and analytical frameworks for the
study of youth cultures and providing a forum in which students can
discuss their own culture experiences. As a reflection of the
instructor’s cross-cultural backgrounds (one is German and is
currently studying in the USA, while the other is American and has
studied in Germany) and their collaborative work in teaching this
course emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural comparisons as well
as group learning and partner work.