SMASH THE STATE:
YOUTH CULTURE AND POLITICS IN THE AMERICAS
Global Living Learning Center
GLLC 220 (34770)
SECOND EIGHT WEEKS COURSE
October 15 – December 14
Tuesday and Thursday
History is often the story of adults. But what can the histories of young people like Harry Houdini, Che Guevara, M.I.A., Bart Simpson, Henry Rollins, Grandmaster Flash, Beavis, Butt-head, and Daddy Yankee tell us about the Americas? How can the histories of young people help us to understand the greatest ideas of the last two centuries – democracy, socialism, populism, fascism, anti-communism, and post-modernism?
This class is a survey of youth culture and politics throughout the Western Hemisphere. Music, literature, dance, and film will be our sources as we analyze the creation of the categories “youth,” “revolution,” and “the Americas.”
This course carries S&H credit.