Gender and Country Music
This course considers country music's songwriters, performers, and business people and how they reflect or inspire vari ous gender images and identities in society. Drawing on interdisciplinary discourse, students explore a variety of sources regarding country music and gender in society and examine multiple perspectives. Students analyze the relationships among gendered identities, country music, its audiences, and the music industry. Students also synthesize these identities and other cultural factors to express their ideas about gendered identities in country music and in popular society.