Celebrated by some for her contributions to fourth wave feminism, Beyonce‘s long-running spot atop debates surrounding empowerment in Pop has brought with it an honour set to part opinion as Moses did the Red Sea this year.
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Designed to analyse the performer’s lyrics and videos and their relation to Women and Gender studies, ‘Politicising Beyonce’ is now available to pick up by students attending New Jersey’s Rutger‘s University.
BSKYB‘s Sky explains:
“Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the class, told the university’s online news site that he is using the star’s career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.
The classes will analyse Beyonce’s videos and lyrics along with readings of work by black feminists.Mr Allred said he hopes to help students think more critically about media consumption.”
News of the potentially controversial course comes as sales of the entertainer’s latest album ‘Beyonce’ surpasses sales of 2.5 million units worldwide, and four years after she developed the ‘Beyonce Cosmetology Centre’.
Offering seven month training courses for men and women, the centre has welcomed an annual donation of $100,000 from the ‘Story of Beauty’ performer.