Spring 2021 American Studies GSI and Reader Positions
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*One GSI position for American Studies 10 –At Home in America (4 units) — Class # 21395 Instructors: C. Palmer and K. Moran –
*One Reader position for American Studies 101 – The Harlem Renaissance (4 units) – Class #21398. Instructors: C. Palmer and B. Wagner –
*One Reader position for American Studies 102, Section 1– The Great American City: Chicago in the Nineteenth Century (4 units) – Class #21399. Instructor: S. Gold McBride
*One Reader position for American Studies 102, Section 2 — American Themescapes (4 units)– Class #26522. Instructors: K. Moran and A. Shanken
From Disney to Las Vegas, Americans frequently encounter environments that are self-consciously themed, rather than unconsciously developed. These spaces have been dismissed as fake, artificial, evidence of postmodern alienation, even of the homogenizing effects of the global economy. This course expands the repertoire of themed environments and reevaluates their meaning in American life. Close attention will be paid to the obvious sites of theming: world’s fairs, consumer environments, and suburbs, but also to how theming has penetrated film, advertising, “nature,” leisure, historic preservation, and museums.