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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AN 285 Aesthetics

Through the intersection of the disciplines of Anthropology and Theatre, performance research, this course examines the dramatic aesthetic and cultural shifts that have occurred with the advent of what Jameson has called “late advanced capitalism.” Starting with an examination of the decade of the ‘70s, this course charts the explosion of particular cultural aesthetics into worlds of entertainment, economics and politics. A significant concern of the course is for students to understand the degree to which everyday life has become a mediated reality with the concerns of marketing, hype and profitability being central to that reality.