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Anthropology Week 16

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Anthropology Week 16 ANTH 3853 001

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Week 16
Music, Language, and Culture
Dr. SeanO'Neill
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauran Notetaker on Saturday May 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 3853 001 at University of Oklahoma taught by Dr. SeanO'Neill in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Music, Language, and Culture in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Oklahoma.

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Date Created: 05/14/16
May 2, 2016 Nationalism and Transnationalism Imagined Communities Ex. Indians - transnational because they belong to tribe and then to the nation Nature of Interaction No longer face-to-face Language and music as key symbols Benedict Anderson “National Community” Imaginary kinship with multitudes Practical acceptance (accents, flags, “race”) Multiethnic Society Cuts across racial, cultural, and linguistic boundaries National Ideologies Identity within and beyond “the border” Ex. “Self-Determination” - July 8, 1970 Language as key symbol Printing press Prestige varieties Efforts to unify languages, origins of Diglossia written vs. vernacular Musicians as symbols of national heritage. Rise of American Folk Music Jazz, Rock-n-Roll, and Blues Anthems Socially constructed Star Spangled Banner (American) “To Anacreon In Heaven” (British) Gentlemen’s Club Song, Celebrating Drinking Transnationalism “Belonging” to multiple nations Modern-day examples Jewish and Roma Chinese and Japanese Irish and Italian East Indians and Africans Native Americans: USA and Tribal Nations The Vanished Homeland difficulty of return in modern times Diasporas Leaving Homeland, Dispersing Wanderings (forced) “Mythical homeland” Few can trace descent to place, since politics changed Roma Music Recreating Homeland Post-Colonialism “Longing” for a Homeland Jews throughout recent history Armenians, Africans, Roma, etc. Recreating the Homeland “Fervent Purism” Return to Indigenous languages around the world Print Media Newspaper/Internet Post Colonialism Ongoing Oppression (Legacy of Colony) Even with “sovereignty,” indigenous groups disenfranchised Second Class Treatment Healthcare, Land Rights, Military Service Counter-Hegemonic Movements Linguistic and cultural revitalization movements Return to Ancestral Traditions Final: 2 or 3 essays, very broadly think of music and language


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