PATRICIA ANN BANKS

Associate Professor of Sociology, Mount Holyoke College

COURSES

Spring 2018

  • Class in the Black Community (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Race in America  (Mount Holyoke College)

Selected Past Courses

  • Art and Society (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Black Cultural Production and Consumption (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Foodies: Taste and Culture in a Global Society (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research and Data Analysis (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Mount Holyoke College)
  • The Business of Culture: Marketing and Selling Symbolic Goods (Mount Holyoke College)

Selected Past Independent Studies

  • The Market for Art by Contemporary African Artists: Artist Histories (Independent Study, Mount Holyoke College)
  • Fashion, Business, and Society (Independent Study, Mount Holyoke College)
  • Social Entrepreneurship at Mount Holyoke College (Independent Study, Mount Holyoke College)
  • African Immigrants and Assimilation in the United States (Independent Study, Mount Holyoke College)

SOCI-316BL-01: Black Cultural Production and Consumption, Spring 2015 This course explores black culture in the United States from the perspective of cultural production and consumption. Specifically, we will examine how the production and consumption of cultural objects such as clothing, visual art, music, literature, and dance shape, and are shaped by, racial boundaries. We will cover topics such as how blacks articulate racial and class identities through cultural consumption; representations of blacks in the media; and critical responses to “black” art.

SOCI-316BL-01: Black Cultural Production and Consumption, Spring 2015

This course explores black culture in the United States from the perspective of cultural production and consumption. Specifically, we will examine how the production and consumption of cultural objects such as clothing, visual art, music, literature, and dance shape, and are shaped by, racial boundaries. We will cover topics such as how blacks articulate racial and class identities through cultural consumption; representations of blacks in the media; and critical responses to “black” art.

* Students at the Five Colleges are eligible to enroll in courses (Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst).