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    Macalester College
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College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GERM 364 - Politics, Class, Culture

This course explores depictions and concepts of “class” in literature, film, and political discourse since the French Revolution. Discussion topics include the invention of the bourgeois family; the Lumpenproletariat (prostitutes, rogues, vagabonds) in literature and art; revolutionary culture and politics in the inter-war period; depictions of class in contemporary mass culture. How does “class consciousness” emerge in German history? Is class an economic necessity or a consequence of culture and politics? Why is culture still fascinated by class? Taught in German. Prerequisite(s):  , GERM 309 , or the equivalent Offered fall term of odd-numbered years. (4 Credits)