Redneck Studies

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In a time of rising cultural contradictions, the working class has become contested territory. The working class has become increasingly racialized with media and political leaders exacerbating these divisions for political gain. This class aims to define the contested white working class on our own terms including putting forth the notion that the white working class only exists as a political football and that the historical term redneck meant a multiracial class alliance. The empirical evidence for such a definition will be drawn from film and music in this six week class over three months.

The students will contribute to a publishable paper on Redneck Studies.


Theoretical Orientations

Week 1: Roots of Redneck
February 8 at 10 am Central

Week 2: The White Working Class is a Political Fiction
February 22 at 10 am Central


Week 3: Outlaw Country
Not Everybody Like Us by Hank 3
A Country Boy Can Survive by Hank Williams, Jr.
Colorado Koolaid by Johnny Paycheck
March 7 at 10 am Central

Week 4: Bluegrass
Rebel Girl by Hazel Dickens
Union Man by Blue Highway
You’re the One by Flatt Lonesome
March 21 at 10 am Central


Week 5: Deliverance
April 4 at 10 am Central

Week 6: Junebug
April 18 at 10 am Central

This course includes six weeks of live webinars that will happen on Saturdays between February 8 and April 18, 2020 at 10am Central Time. The Cooperative New School offers these courses on a sliding scale so that you may pay the amount that is comfortable for you. However, the more you give, the better our economic sustainability. After you choose the tier that you are able to pay, you will then have the option to pay right away or pay later through donations to the Cooperative New School. This course is facilitated by Zac Henson. Please write to Zac with any questions you may have.

Redneck Studies
February 8th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   April 18th, 2020 12:00 PM
Course Enrollment
Sliding Scale Fee
Tier 9 $ 500.00
Tier 8 $ 450.00
Tier 7 $ 400.00
Tier 6 $ 350.00
Tier 5 $ 300.00
Tier 4 $ 250.00
Tier 3 $ 200.00
Tier 2 $ 150.00
Tier 1 $ 100.00
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