About this Event
This series will explore the dynamic interplay between popular culture and American politics through the specific medium of popular music. We will take a chronological approach looking at how popular music interacts with American government, politics and society within given historical contexts exploring both what the music reveals about the dominant values, identities, norms, politics, and experiences of that era and for what the music actually does. As the lectures will demonstrate, music can serve an agentic role in American politics and society serving as: a source of information, engagement and participation; a form of political communication, a means to mobilize and recruit people, and a way to create a sense of identity or community.
This lecture series will be live in-person with a video option.