What in the WWW?: University in New York to offer class on Miley Cyrus


Students at Skidmore College in upstate New York will have the opportunity to take a class on Miley Cyrus. The class, officially named “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media,” will be offered this summer in a special topics course.

According to the course description, “In this special topics course, we will examine core issues of intersectionality theory, looking at the interplay among race, class, and gender, as well as taking a feminist critique of media and sociology of media approach to the Miley ‘problem.'”

The former Disney star has been causing controversy since her racy performance at the MTV Video Music Award last August, which spawned the idea for this class, according to a report by The Guardian.

In an interview with ABC News, Professor Carolyn Chernoff said “(Cyrus) complicates representations of the female body in pop culture in some ways that are good, bad, and ugly.”

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