Anthropology of Music

SAME AS SCA-UA 721.

This course explores sounds and politics of music-making in postcolonial Africa. Drawing on sources in literature, history, and cultural studies—in addition to analysis of recordings and films—we study the ways African individuals and communities use music to represent their beliefs and practices and to respond to the institutions dominating their societies. Can be counted as Advanced Seminar. AREA OF STUDY: Music, History, and Cultures

Fieldwork, the process of conducting research through conversations, interviews, and experiences with people, is a primary research method for ethnomusicologists and cultural anthropologists. This course will introduce students to the premises and practices of ethnographic fieldwork, and give them an opportunity to undertake their own music-centered fieldwork project.

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Spring 2021

1
Christine N Dang
TR: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM ONLI

Fall 2021

1
Christine N Dang
M: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM; W: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM SILV 320