The Library portion of your assignment will focus on (from Professor Creel-Falcon's handout):
Your group will construct a 1-2 page handout that will be sent to me by noon on the day you present with references and resources related to your topic. You should find these in the library as books and journal articles and provide a list of popular culture resources that engage with your topic at hand. This should be an extensive bibliographic list organized in a way as to point people toward intersecting topics on learning more about your topic. (This should not just be an Internet search, though it can certainly begin there.) The goal of the resource handout should also be to serve as the research basis for your presentation. We will have a MSUM librarian visit our class to give you tips on how to best do this part!
It will include finding BOOKS, ARTICLES, and COMPILING A LIST OF RESOURCES (Bibliography or Annotated Bibliography).
This course traces the popular representations of diverse sexual and gender identities in a global
context. We will explore the cultural constructions of sexuality and gender in mainstream,
independent, and feminist film, television, print media, fashion, music and material culture from
the perspective of the local and global through the lenses of their cultural, social, political, and
ideological functions. Our emphasis will be on contemporary popular cultures in Asia, Africa,
the Americas, and Europe through theories of sexuality, gender, race, and the workings of power
in global culture industries.