Cultural Studies and the Media Industries
DozentIn: Jatin Wagle
Zeiten: Do. 14:00 - 16:00 (wöchentlich)
Beschreibung: Cultural Studies has focused on the ways in which people do not simply passively consume but actively appropriate industrially produced cultural commodities in their everyday lives to “make their own cultures.” Although productive in large measure, this way of "doing" cultural studies seems to undervalue the complicated relation between culture and what Janice Peck (2001) calls, “not culture,” i.e., the the political economic processes that enable, sustain and contain it. In this seminar in American Studies, we will attempt to explore industrial and/or digital political economy of popular culture, by taking up theoretical and analytical readings from diverse but related fields, such as, production studies, digital cultural studies and media industries studies.
In order to take and enjoy this class, you should be willing to read, analyze, and discuss theoretical and analytical texts. As part of the assigned work in this seminar, all the course participants will need to carefully prepare the reading(s) allotted for a session, develop points of discussion, respond to the reading(s) via annotations on Google Docs. The weekly, in-person meetings will be assisted by expert groups/session presenters.
This course shares requirements and guidelines with other American Studies courses taught at IfAA. The “American Studies Tool Kit” in the Stud.IP “Files” section outlines these requirements and guidelines. Please check the course webpages on Stud.IP regularly for updates, announcements, and changes.
Prerequisites for participation: ANG-B1 module.