ANTHRO 2101 Girl Cultures: 3 semester hours

Drawing on anthropology and girl studies, this course will explore the themes of identity construction, sexuality, media representation, and cultural production found in a spectrum of international and US girl cultures. It will cover the ways in which teens and young women construct their own forms of femininity through girl cultures such as Geek Girl Cosplayers, Mexican American Cholas, Punk Girls, Japanese Gyaru, and Muslim Lolitas. Through music, language, fashion, and diverse activities they express local subcultural dreams and values, as well as shared global currents. Satisfies the Cultural Diversity Requirement.