This subject focuses on two areas, namely the location of a particular study of popular culture within the broader study of cultures, and questions of aesthetic and political values with specific reference to Indonesian contexts. Students will examine critically selected analyses of different genres of popular cultures in Indonesia. The subject will refer to theoretical texts on ideology, cultures, hegemony, identity politics and resistance. Issues of gender, ethnicity and religion will be of importance.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
be able to recognise the aesthetic and ideological significance of popular cultures in everyday life; develop the ability to analyse textually selected samples of popular cultures; develop the ability to analyse textually selected samples of popular cultures.