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Popular Music, Culture and Identity

Undergraduate | GRF-SGY355 | 2024

Explore how popular music has become an essential part of culture and everyday life. You’ll use sociological theories like postmodernism to understand its significance. Study popular music in depth. Get critical about the impact of music on society.

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27 Oct 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
4 Nov 2024

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Popular Music, Culture and Identity

About this subject

  • The subject encourages students to discuss popular music as a medium that, through its aesthetic qualities, becomes bound up with and informs identity, politics, taste and belonging in contemporary society.

    At the conclusion of the subject you will have acquired skills that will allow you to:

    1. Discuss popular music’s dual significance as an industrial product and cultural artefact.
    2. Explore and analyse modes of mass production, mediatisation and global culture in enabling interactions with popular music.
    3. Critically apply knowledge of popular music to the evaluation of its socio-cultural meaning as this has evolved since the 1950s.

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0.125 EFTSL
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