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Week 7 Notes ANTH 0780
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Meghan Notetaker on Wednesday October 14, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 0780 at University of Pittsburgh taught by Laura Brown in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Cultural Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Pittsburgh.
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Date Created: 10/14/15
Myths structured stories about the world that are interpreted implicitly or explicitly as a guide for life and action Their truth may seem selfevident or unimportant Storytelling and Service work Badge of identity Marker of experience Way to teach and learn service work Frame A guide to the perception and interpretation of a given social situation Contained or implied within the situation in question A way to understand situations in which ordinary rules and expectations are suspended May also help to establish what counts as ordinary Work as a frame Breaks can be a critical part of workplace life Metacommunication Communication about communication or social interaction Kind of work we need to do to answer the question what is going on here May be implicit or explicit May be linguistic or nonlinguistic PlayWorkRitual Meaning is created through and depends on differentiated domains Each domain draws on a different quotlogicquot or set of rules and expectations Domains occur within and comment on each other Orthodoxy Emphasis on correct doctrine sticking to explicit rules and texts Orthopraxy Emphasis on regimenting correct behavior often in religious or ritual contexts Doxa Rules that remain unconscious and unstated Could be habitus Often the strongest rules of all Ways of listening Senses and Sensibilities Sound and sight come bundled with linguistic semiotic and media ideologies Other senses probably do too but there s far less research on them Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Cassette Tapes in Cairo Listening isn t just about learning content but feeling People learn to listen in particular ways Speakers coach their listeners in correct listening Cassette Sermons Serve as a reminder for people to monitor their behavior for vice and virtue Correct listening blocks out distractions Listening is a kind of performance or action Listening with the Body Hearts are filled with despair Back shake with angst Hearts become intoxicated with dread Chests are opened And esh becomes filled with delight Formation of a Sensorium People discuss and debate correct listening Good speakers inspire feeling but not as a persuasive technique Feeling is part of the message Good listeners feel as they listen but the y do not listen solely to feel good Hearing and feeling are cultivated and interpreted as part of culture Listening and feeling are part of culture Religious traditions are more than doctrines and discourses they may also involve perceptual skills and prediscursive modes of appraisal Formation of a Sensorium Cassettes participate in visceral substrate enabling of the particular form of life that those who undertook the practice aspired toquot Listening as a form of Action Listening does things What it can do depends on culture and situations Metacommunication frames include cues on how to listen Participants in Ritual Worldviews Encompassing pictures of reality created by members of societies
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