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Cultural Anthropology 104

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Guest lecturer - Japanese comedy television, final lecture - other kinds of anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Dr. Falina Enriquez
Class Notes
Anthropology, Japan
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Date Created: 05/07/16
Anthropology Notes #8 Lecture 21: Guest Lecturer about Japan  Japanese comedy often takes place in the form of storytelling by one person  Or Konto, which is a comedic play or skit (The Drifters)  Drifters got outcompeted by The Ura-bangumi  Manzai – Understood to be low or mass culture, because it sort of vulgar. Pair of perfomers called conbi. Conversation form in from of audience. Boke—confused one, butt of the joke, Tsukomi—tries to save the act, makes fun of the Boke, especially w/ slapping o Seems like inprov, but is actually highly scripted o Women are generally not part of Manzai, but if they are, they’re the Boke  Monomane—Imitation in different potential modalities. Mimic a singer’s voice and gesture. Comedic and parodic monomane.  Subcategories o One-Short entertainers—usually have some specific sort of character personality, gesture, catchphrase…go out of popularity fast though o Games  Hierarchical relations are very important in entertainment world—relations of respect and mutal obligation between those more or less senior o Sempai—People with more seniority (upperclassmen) o Kahai—People with less seniority (lowerclassmen)  These relations are coded not only in behavior but also grammatically  Punishment games, old comedians and young comedians Lecture 22: Final lecture  Cultural relativism: The idea that humans are all connected o Genes, globalization, common needs, and abilities  Cultural Anthropology—other themes and approaches o Anthropology of food and nutrition o Anthropology of music and sound o Anthropology of corporations o Anthropology of journalism o Anthrozoology  Digital Anthropology o How are people making use of digital technology, Internet, social media? o How is digital technology shaping how people experience/see the world? o How is digital technology changing what it means to be human? o D.T. as a method/resource o Linguistic anthropologists are using twitter to gauge how slang is circulating  Gabriella Coleman o Wrote book about Anonymous o “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy. The Many Faces of Anonymous” o Fieldwork included chatting online o How are people using the Internet to resist against the government?  Environmental Anthropology  Melissa Checker o Bad environmental conditions for African Americans in U.S.  Applied Anthropology  Sol Tax o How can anthropologists help solve social problems? o BARA – Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology: Organization at U of Arizona  Did the Hopi dictionary project


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