ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Section: 006 Singing the Community: Armenian Liturgy and the Anthropology of Ritual and Sound
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and above.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course pairs ethnographic material related to the role of Armenian Christianity in the lives of contemporary Armenians as a point of entry into three bodies of literature in anthropology and the social sciences. The first section pairs the literature on ritual with alternative attention to the category of liturgy and to Armenian and other Orthodox Christian reflections on the role of liturgy for Christian living. In the second section of the course, recent anthropological work on sound, soundscapes and voice is read through the detailed hymn system of the Armenian Apostolic Church and includes visits to liturgical services in Detroit. Finally, the third section rereads the literature on community with an eye to Armenian reflections on church and community. Each section will also involve activities and embodied practices related to the set of texts. Through these textual and embodied encounters with a little-known Christian religious tradition, students will become conversant with contemporary social scientific debates about affect and belonging, religion and ritual, and urban soundscapes.

ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
10961
Open
10
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This class meets in 208 WH.
002 (SEM)
P
19474
Open
13
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28557
Open
20
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
31920
Open
19
 
-
M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
32171
Open
15
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
32573
Open
10
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0199733627
Ritual theory, ritual practice, Author: Bell, Catherine M., 1953-, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780814625118
Liturgy and the social sciences, Author: Mitchell, Nathan., Publisher: Liturgical Press 1999
Required
ISBN: 0520276531
Songs of Seoul : an ethnography of voice and voicing in Christian South Korea, Author: Harkness, Nicholas., Publisher: University of California Press op.
Required
ISBN: 0231138199
The ethical soundscape : cassette sermons and Islamic counterpublics, Author: Hirschkind, Charles., Publisher: Columbia University Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780333752807
Village bells : sound and meaning in the 19th-century French countryside, Author: Corbin, Alain., Publisher: Papermac 1999
Required
ISBN: 1784786756
Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism
Required
ISBN: 9780912201061
An Armenian trilogy, Author: Saroyan, William, 1908-1981,
Required
ISBN: 096487878X
The gardens of Silihdar, Author: Esayean, Zape?l, 1878-1943,
Required
ISBN: 9780745626352
Community : Seeking Safety in an Insecure World, Author: Baumann, Zygmunt, Publisher: Blackwall, Polity 2000
Required
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