Anthro Week 6
Anthro Week 6 ANTH 3853 001
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Date Created: 03/25/16
February 22, 2016 First Midterm February 24, 2016 Theoretical Foundations Music as discourse Ex. Peter and the Wolf, Prokoﬁev representational music playing instruments and same notes and being able to tell them apart timbre (tombre) or tome Choral sound to church and organ slides Hawaiian tried to make different sound, now used around the world Discourse Interpretation of Symbolic action dialogue gesture/facial expression narrative visual symbols contextual cues ideological background Gestures with different meanings overseas - Left hand (dirty!) - Two ﬁngers (“the bird”) - Sole of Shoe (unclean) - ﬁnger crossing over (vulgar) Framing Background system of ideas Template for interpretation (often unstated) Ex. War of Worlds Orson Welles Hearing, 1938 Genre Types of Composition Style Structure Purpose Staging of Roles (Duet…Dual…Poetry reading) Ex. Lord of the Rings meets Metal Guitar Language jokes, novel, poem conversation sermon shopping list text message prose/poetry song Music ballad instrumental jam session opera blues Cultural Ontologies ways of being Web of relationships Ex. Repatriating Hopi Songs - Trevor Reed Songs come from sky, corn Ex. “Eat it” - Weird Al parody of 1980s Rock Video “Footing” and “Uptake” Sender’s stance (Joke???) Receiver’s Interpretation (Sarcasm!) stance changing routine in English Sender’s stance (Serious music!) Receiver’s Interpretation (Terrible Parody!) (Full of cliches) Ex. “Friday” Rebecca Black Pretextual gap (difference in understanding) The “Chronotope” (Bakhtin) Construction of (imagery) space and time in the ﬂow of narrative The Road Novel (Space is Time) Ex. “Road Trip” Genre Founding Fathers (Cars? Modern guns?) Elvis as an Icon of 1950’s America Jailhouse Rock as Iconic 50s Musical Genre suggests an Era Youth Rebellion Greaser Look Early Rock Voice The ability to be heard Function of power and persona