ANTHRCUL 338 - The Arts in Anthropological Perspective
Section: 001
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 or sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is a writing-intensive course exploring anthropological perspectives on the arts. We will examine both current and historical models that consider the arts as objects and events, as social processes, as practiced techniques, and as political action. Among the topics to be discussed are: aesthetics, ritual art, art in the service of power (e.g., royal regalia, praise-singers), embodied art, commercialization, and art as a mode of resistance. Case studies will be drawn from regions around the world and encompass a variety of genres including music, dance, poetry, theater, and the visual arts.

ANTHRCUL 338 - The Arts in Anthropological Perspective
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780520228221
Rara! : vodou, power, and performance in Haiti and its diaspora, Author: McAlister, Elizabeth, Publisher: Univ. of Calif. Press 2002
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