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BUENOS AIRES: Tango and Mass Culture (in Spanish)

Semester and Year FA 2015
Course Number SASEM-UG9150
Section 001
Instructor
Days
Time
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement   HUM, GLOBAL

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Description

THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE AT NYU-BUENOS AIRES. This course explores Tango as an aesthetic, social and cultural formation that is articulated in interesting and complex ways with the traditions of culture and politics in Argentina and Latin America more generally. During the rapid modernization of the 1920s and 1930s, Tango (like Brazilian Samba), which had been seen as a primitive and exotic dance, began to emerge as a kind of modern primative art form that quickly came to occupy a central space in nationalist discourse. The course explores the way that perceptions of a primative and a modern converge in this unique and exciting art. In addition, the course will consider tango as a global metaphor with deeply embedded connections to urban poverty, social marginalization, and masculine authority.

Course Type

Global Programs (SASEM-UG)