unit one

Introducing Cultural Studies


wonder guy

preliminary discussion:

  • what is cultural studies?
  • what are we doing in this class?
  • what is critique?
  • what is culture?


exploration of cultural artifacts:

written text: "body ritual among the nacirema," horace miner

architecture:  cologne (germany) cathedral

visual arts text:  solidarity high noon poster (poland, 1989)

cultural object:  loaf of wonder bread

musical text:  sex pistols' "my way"

style/body text:  hair (angela davis' afro)