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COMM 128: Back to the Future: Media, Art, and Politics in the 1980s (AMSTUD 128B, COMM 228, COMM 328, HISTORY 258A, HISTORY 358A)

(COMM 128 is offered for 5 units, COMM 228 is offered for 4 units. COMM 328 is offered for 3-5 units.)This seminar covers the intersection of politics, media and art in the U.S. from the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Topics include globalization and financialization; the rise of the New Right; the personalization of media technology, from television to computing; postmodernism and political art; feminism, queer, and sex-positive activism; identity politics and the culture wars. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
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