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BartVanHemelen

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"Purple Reign: Exploring Prince’s Impact on Race and Masculinity"

https://news.blog.gustavu...sculinity/

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Excerpt from the blog post:

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Purple Reign: Exploring Prince’s Impact on Race and Masculinity

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The January Interim Experience course allowed students to dive into issues of race, masculinity, and power through Prince's life and work.

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Posted on February 13th, 2019 by JJ Akin '11

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For history professor Misti Harper, the life and work of Prince Rogers Nelson provided the perfect grounding for tough discussions about sexuality, race, and power. “Given that I study women’s and gender history, and Black history, Prince offered me a wonderful chance to use the ultimate pop culture icon who was also a social and cultural chameleon to investigate issues such as gender fluidity, racial equality, and what masculinity can mean,” she explained.

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The course’s content was broken into weeklong units, continuing from race to masculinity, sex, and Prince’s legacy, which the syllabus referred to as “Purple Reign.” “I have been fortunate enough to teach in a moment where students are quite cognizant of their own political landscape, and they want to talk about such issues,” Harper said, “beyond the fun it was to study Prince Roberts Nelson.”

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Reply #1 posted 02/14/19 6:24am

iZsaZsa

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First!

What?
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Reply #2 posted 02/14/19 3:43pm

kingricefan

Um, his middle name is not 'Roberts'......

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