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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Culture and Media
Course Number: LCST 3211
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Cultural Studies
- Media & Culture
- Social Sciences
*Culture Concept* [Track C] While culture has become a buzzword in the social sciences, the category of culture is not unproblematic, either as an object of analysis or as a framework of explanation. The question of what culture is, and how it should be studied is far from being resolved. This course is organized around a set of arguments and debates that animate contemporary theory and research on culture. In readings and discussions students critically explore themes that emerge from theintersection of society, culture, and history: the culture concept; the status of meaning, agency, and structure in social scientific analysis; the relationship between power, domination, and resistance; and cultural critique. [Track C]
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.