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2020-2021 Catalog

FYS 081 On Punk

Music. Anger. Yelling. Lifestyle. Anarchism. Sex. Community. The punk ethos takes on and goes beyond these concepts. Its multiple afterlives engage in critiques of past and current political-economic systems and formations: colonialism, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Approaching punk from different media (music, sound, visuals, fiction and non-fiction literatures, documentaries), students will navigate through past/current subcultures based in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Medellin, Lima, New York, and San Juan. Assignments will replicate punk's DIY spirit.