History & The Arts
This free course, Janis Joplin and the Sexual
Revolution, will introduce you to issues around the sexual revolution and how this, and other contemporary social revolutions of the 1960s, impacted upon American rock musician Janis Joplin (1943-1970). You will investigate the extent to which the
contemporary sexual revolution brought about greater gender equality for female popular musicians such as Janis Joplin, and consider whether it might be more accurate to view this as a superficial revolution which masked the reality of continued sexual
conservatism. You do not need to play an instrument, to sing, to read music or have any prior musical knowledge to be able to complete this course.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course A113 Revolutions.