ANTHRO 149 - Selected Topics in Social Anthropology: Social Debates and Popular Culture in Israel
Lecture: Lec 1
Class ID: 111707100
Class Website: https://moodle2.sscnet.ucla.edu/course/view/20W-ANTHRO149-1
Open: 5 of 60 Left
Fowler Museum at UCLA Room A139
Final Exam Information
March 16, 2020
Fowler Museum at UCLA A139
(Formerly numbered 157.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Study of selected topics in social anthropology. Consult Schedule of Classes for topics and instructors. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.
Popular culture has always been part of human society and often plays part in social processes. Today popular culture is diffused mainly by electronic media, and has become ever more influential element in social life. Exploration of popular culture in Israel, past and present. Examination of pop culture's role in generating social processes within Israeli society--including formation of Israeli nationalism, collective memory, myths, and stereotypes--and its implications for Israel's relations with neighboring societies and beyond. Taking comparative perspective, study enhances understanding of how contemporary pop allows for simultaneous and often contradicting dynamics of preservation and change, appropriating global trends while also defending against them. These subjects explored through historical and contemporary documents, film, television, advertising, popular music, radio broadcasts, and literature.
General Education (GE)
This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.
This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.
This class satisfies the following College/School diversity requirement:
- Education and Information Studies
- College of Letters and Science
- School of Music
- Public Affairs
- If instructor consent is required, students must obtain consent before enrollment, regardless of major.
Materials Use Fee