Skidmore College Offers ‘The Sociology of Miley Cyrus’ Course


Have you ever felt the need to analyze Miley Cyrus‘ every move? Just enroll in Skidmore College’s new summer course, appropriately titled, “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus.”

According to the syllabus (see below) the special topics course will, “Explore core issues of intersectionality theory, looking at race, class, gender, as well as taking a feminist critique of media, using Miley as a lens through which to explore sociological thinking about identity, entertainment, media, and fame.”

The class will explore topics such as, “The rise of the Disney Princess, Gender stratification and the hyper-commodification of childhood, Transitions to adulthood, What happens to Disney stars as they age (see Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and more), Allies and appropriation, Uses of culture across race, class, and gender, Bisexuality, queerness, and the female body.”

Would you take this course?