Select students at Tufts University will take on the task of trying to figure out what makes the hipster tick.
This is part of a new course being taught by NECN's guest, Professor Jackie O'Dell.
O’Dell said that to a certain extent, the students will be creating the content of the course.
“They’ll be creating an archive of texts or videos or films or songs that they think count as hipster texts,” O’Dell said. “It’s a little bit more about popular culture, so they’ll be thinking about themselves, but more than that, they’ll be thinking about the history of the term, in what contexts do people get call hipsters, who calls them that, and what are the social conditions or the kinds of popular culture questions that raise the identity of the hipster.”
In addition, O’Dell talked about the content of the course, saying that music and media are components.