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 Spring 2016 Calendar

Friday, 01 July 2016, 06:41 (06:41 AM) CDT, day 183 of 2016

Society for the Anthropology of Europe

Countries, Cultures, Regions, and Territories of Europe

 topics and resources

see also Understanding Global Cultures

  Coins of the Eurozone

  Euro banknotes

  Eurozone fiscal matters

 European Studies

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Friday, 01 July 2016, 11:41 (11:41 AM) GMT, day 183 of 2016
Today in History
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topics and resources

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Europa and the Bull, Moreay.

Europa and the Bull

Enlèvement d'Europe
  Nöel-Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726
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All readings except those indicated are from the textbooks listed on the textbook web page
Reading Assignments Summary
 

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Week 1 Reading Assignment

Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

  • Preface
  • Ch. 3, "Bringing the "Other" to the "Self": Kypseli—The Place and the Film"
  • Ch. 2, "Europe through the Back Door: Doing Anthropology in Greece"
 Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
 Europe

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Week 2 Reading Assignment

Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece

  • Ch. 1. "The Village: As a Setting"

    • The Area Surrounding Vasilika
    • Inside Vasilika
    • Movement in and through the Village

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece



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Week 3 Reading Assignment

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

PART ONE: A FISH TALE

  • Ch. 1, "The Race to Codlandia"
  • Ch. 2, "With Mouth wide Open"
  • Ch. 3, "The Cod Rush"

PART ONE: A FISH TALE

  • Ch. 4, "1620: The Rock and the Cod"
  • Ch. 5, "Certain Inalienable Rights"
  • Ch. 6, "A Cod War Heard 'Round the World"
 Mark Kurlansky. Cod: A biography of the Fish That Changed the World.
  Europe


Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece

  • Ch. 2. "The Family: Economic Activities"
    • Major Crops
    • Miscellaneous Crops
    • Livestock
    • Variations in Wealth
    • Specialization of Labor

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece



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Week 4 Reading Assignment

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

PART TWO: LIMITS

  • Ch. 7, "A Few New ideas Versus Nine Million Eggs"
  • Ch. 8, "The Last Two Ideas"
  • Ch. 9, "Iceland Discovers the Finite Universe"
  • Ch. 10, "Three Wars to Close the Open Sea"

PART THREE: THE LAST HUNTERS

  • Ch. 11, "Requiem for the Grand Banks"
  • Ch. 12, "The Dangerous Waters of Nature's Resilience"
  • Ch. 13, "Bracing for the Spanish Armada"
  • Ch. 14, "Bracing for the Canadian Armada"
 Mark Kurlansky. Cod: A biography of the Fish That Changed the World.
  Europe


Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece

  • Ch. 3. "The Family: Consumption Habits"

    • Inside Vasilika's Homes
    • Cleanliness and Order
    • Clothing
    • Urbanity vs. Convenience

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece



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Week 5 Reading Assignment

Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

  • Ch. 7, "Restless Continent: Migration and the Configuration of Europe"
 Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  Europe


Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece

  • Ch. 4, "The Family: Dowry and Inheritance; Formal Structure"

    • Inheritance by Sons
    • Dowering the Daughter
    • Negotiations, Courtship, and Marriage
    • Disposition of Dower Property
    • Disposition of Dower Property
    • Division of the Patrimony
    • Consequences of Dowry System
    • Attitudes Toward the Dowry System
    • Family and Kin Structure

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece



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Week 6 Reading Assignment

Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece

  • Ch. 5, "Human Relations"

    • Attitudes Toward Man and Nature
    • Adult-Child Relationships
    • Conversation and Argument
    • Transmission of Value
    • Noncompetitive Social Groupings

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece



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Week 7 Reading Assignment

Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece

  • Ch. 6, "The Village: As a Community"

    • The Village Government
    • The Village School
    • The Village Church
    • Religious Feast Days
    • The Villagers as Greeks

 Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.
 Vasilika, Greece



Review for the Midterm Exam

Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece.   Mark Kurlansky. Cod: A biography of the Fish That Changed the World.




The Midterm Exam will be in class, Day 14, Tuesday, 1 March 2016, regular class time in Montague Hall 208


REM: Bring your Laptop
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Week 8 Reading Assignment


Read, after the exam:

Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman

  • Ch. I, "Nan"
  • Ch. II, "The Sweep's Daughter"
  • Ch. III, "The Kitchen Maid"

Front Cover of Nan: The Life of an Irish Traveling Woman, Revised Edition.
Ireland


Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman

  • Ch. IV, "The Unwilling Wife"
  • Ch. V, "Travelling in the North"
  • Ch. VI, "Never the Same After"

  • Ch. VII, "Galway"
  • Ch. VII, "Dublin"
  • Ch. IX, "Birmingham"

Front Cover of Nan: The Life of an Irish Traveling Woman, Revised Edition.
Ireland




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Week 9 Reading Assignment


Before Next Tuesday, Week 10 Day 18, 22 March 2016, in preparation for our guest speaker,  Morris Levy, read . . .

 GAnnon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures

Ch. 20 "Belgian Lace"
from
Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai's

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
(Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2015)

is available in your Moodle Folder
via the sidebar . . .
Course Resources > Electronic Reserve



Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman

  • Ch. X, "Holylands"
  • Ch. XI, "The Old One"
  • "EPILOGUE"

Front Cover of Nan: The Life of an Irish Traveling Woman, Revised Edition.
Ireland

 


Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

  • Ch. 9, "A Forty-Year Retrospective of the Anthropology of Former Yugoslavia"

Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Europe

 


Inis Beag: Isle of Ireland

  • Ch. 1, "The Island and Its Past"
  • Ch. 2, "The Land and the Sea"
  • Ch. 3, "The Village and the Family"

tba

optional: online

Illustration from The Aran Islands by John M. Synge, 1907.
The Aran Islands

 


 GAnnon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures

Ch. 11 "Irish Conversaton"
from
Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai's

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
(Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2015)

is available in your Moodle Folder
via the sidebar . . .
Course Resources > Electronic Reserve



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Week 10 Reading Assignment

Before Next Thursday, 31 March 2016, in preparation for our guest speaker,  Milan Kovacovic, read . . .

Milan Kovacovic, Ma's Dictonary overview (3 pages)

Milan Kovacovic, Abbreviated Résume

And be sure to have also have finished . . .
 Chapter 14: "French Wine" of the from Gannon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures, before Prof. Kovacovic's visit:

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

 Chapter 14: "French Wine"



Inis Beag: Isle of Ireland

Ch. 4, "The Supernatural and the Esthetic"

Ch. 5, "The Future of the Island"

tba



optional: online

Illustration from The Aran Islands by John M. Synge, 1907.
The Aran Islands



Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

  • Ch. 5, "Representing Italy"
Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Europe


 GAnnon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures

Ch. 19 "The Italian Opera"
from
Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai's

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
(Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2015)

is available in your Moodle Folder
via the sidebar . . .
Course Resources > Electronic Reserve



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Week 11 Reading Assignment

Before Thursday, 31 March 2016, in preparation for our guest speaker,  Milan Kovacovic, read . . .

Milan Kovacovic, Ma's Dictonary overview (3 pages)

Milan Kovacovic, Abbreviated Résume

And be sure to have also have finished . . .
 Chapter 14: "French Wine" of the from Gannon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures, before Prof. Kovacovic's visit:

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

 Chapter 14: "French Wine"



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Week 12 Reading Assignment


Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

  • Ch. 9, "A Forty-Year Retrospective of the Anthropology of Former Yugoslavia"
  • Ch. 12, "The Place of Europe in George P. Murdock's Anthropological Theory"
  • Ch. 10, "Utter Otherness: Western Anthropology and East European Political Economy"
 Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  Europe

Sárkány, Mihály. (26 October 2005). “Cultural and Social Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe.” From: Knowledge Base Social Sciences in Eastern Europe
<http://www.cee-socialscience.net/archive/anthropology/article1.html>

Sárkány Mihály


  • Read, after exam: Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

    • Ch. 1, "Strangers in a Crowded Field: American Anthropology in France"
    • Ch. 6, "Returning with the Emigrants: A Journey in Portuguese Ethnography"
    • Ch. 11, "An Anthropology of the European Union, from Above and Below"


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Week 13 Reading Assignment

Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

  • Ch.13, "The Meaning of "Europe" in the American Anthropologist (Part I)"
Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Europe

If you haven't already done so, be sure to read
Sárkány, Mihály. (26 October 2005). “Cultural and Social Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe.”
From: Knowledge Base Social Sciences in Eastern Europe
<http://www.cee-socialscience.net/archive/anthropology/article1.html>

Sárkány Mihály


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Week 14 Reading Assignment

 GAnnon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures

Ch. 16 "The Traditional British House"
from
Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai's

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
(Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2015)

is available in your Moodle Folder
via the sidebar . . .
Course Resources > Electronic Reserve

British House in the Cotswolds.
British House in the Cotswolds

England



Europe in the Anthropological Imagination

  • Ch. 3, "Bringing the "Other" to the "Self": Kypseli—The Place and the Film" (again)
 Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  Europe


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Week 15 Reading Assignment

prepare for exam

Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Front Cover of Nan: The Life of an Irish Traveling Woman, Revised Edition.
tba Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece. Mark Kurlansky. Cod: A biography of the Fish That Changed the World.



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Week 16 Reading Assignment

prepare for exam

Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Susan Parman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Front Cover of Nan: The Life of an Irish Traveling Woman, Revised Edition.
tba Ernestine Friedl.  Vasilika: A Village in Modern Greece. Mark Kurlansky. Cod: A biography of the Fish That Changed the World.



  • Find a good book on Peoples and Cultures of Europe and have a look at it

s2016 The Peoples and Cultures of Europe Final Exam is scheduled for Friday, 6 May 2016, 12:00-1:55 p.m., in Montague Hall 208


REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox

browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).
:
The final exam will be cumulative in a general sense, although the readings since the last exam will be covered in the same detail as the quizes.




Units of Analysis: European Metaphors

Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 28 Nations, Third Edition.

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
(Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2015)

These are available on-line from the sidebar of your Moodle folder
under "Course Resources",
in the "Optional Readings" folder

is available in your Moodle Folder
via the sidebar . . .
Course Resources > Electronic Reserve


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