The music of the 1960s played a significant and widely noted role in an era of global political and social upheaval. This course surveys a broad range of music produced during the decade, spanning the world but with emphasis on Anglo-American popular music. While a music course traditionally deals with a single genre such as "world music," classical, or jazz, this course will analyze several genres together to show how each influenced the others and how all were informed by broader social and cultural concerns. The course thus will both familiarize students with diverse musical traditions and introduce them to a new way of thinking about music and culture. Topics to be discussed include the transnational music industry; the contested concept of "folk" and "traditional" music; music and political protest; music and migration; and music's relation to ethnic and class identity.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM