This is a syllabus that suggests readings for a course exploring histories of cultural resistance and activism in the United States from the colonial period to the present.
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Policymakers and societal norms interpret the presence of animals in the home and on the street differently for groups along the axes of class and race, even when the motivations for pet keeping are the same. The wide variety of decisions and experiences surrounding pet ownership in the black community reflect the many ways that they have negotiated with belonging and citizenship, negotiating with animals as family members, tools of white supremacy, and markers of respectability.
Aquila, Richard. 1989. That Old-Time Rock & Roll: A Chronicle of an Era, 1954-1963. University of Illinois Press. Arnett, J. J. 1996. “Metalheads: Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Alienation.,” xi + 196 pp. Auslander, Philip. 2006. Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music. University of Michigan Press. Bannister, Matthew. 2006. “: Indie Guitar… MORE