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The Anthropology of Music and Sound - ANTH206

This unit explores the distinct contributions that ethnographic research makes to our understanding of sound as a domain of social life. Lectures will be organised around ethnographic approaches to the social life of sound and to related issues of audio media and music. This unit will be guided by several questions: How does sound matter for social life? What can anthropology's distinct disciplinary approaches contribute to our understanding of the interanimation of acoustic experience and new audio technologies? Topics will include the significance of audio media in urban space; the institutional production of sound as culture; social features of perceptual difference across cultures; sound technologies in colonial cultures; and psychoacoustic and neuroanthropological understandings of hearing and perception.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Anthropology staff

ANTH150 or (12cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

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