Women and Popular Culture: Latinas as Nannies, Spitfires, and Sexpots

This course proposes an analysis of popular cultural productions and the ways in which they represent Chicanxs and Latinxs. Cultural productions go beyond just entertaining an audience; they help to inform how we see ourselves and the world around us. These productions often support traditional stereotypes about marginalized groups. The course will encourage students to question the ways in which Chicanx/Latinxs are reduced to stereotypes that reinforce hierarchies of race and gender. By critically reading popular productions as analyzable cultural texts, we will ask: How do cultural productions perpetuate the "otherness" of Chicanx/Latinxs? What role does sexuality play in the representation of the Chicanx/Latinx subject? In what ways do cultural productions by Chicanx/Latinxs resist/challenge negative images?

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Mata

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video; SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered