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All readings except "TBA" are from the textbook listed on the textbook web page:

Text Reading Assignments ss2022

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

 ss2022 Semester Calendar

 ss2022 Video Schedule

 ss2022 Slides Schedule

  ss2022 Main Due Dates

Week   1   2   3   4   5   6   7  8

Detailed Textbook Information is Here

(It’s expensive, so consider renting one, or buy a used copy; exams are open-book, so you should have a copy. We’ll be using this text again in the Fall (in Global Cultures) and in the Spring (in Anthropology of Europe), so if the UMD bookstore is back in operation there should be a local market for used copies.)
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Week 1
5 - 11 June 2022
     

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Understanding Cultural Metaphors

     
 
Week 2
12 - 18 June 2022
     

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XII: SAME METAPHOR, DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Chapter 34: The Spanish Bullfight
Chapter 35: The Portuguese Bullfight
   
   
And pick at least one of the following "Authority Ranking Cultures" . . . 
 
PART II: AUTHORITY RANKING CULTURES
Chapter 2: The Thai Kingdom
Chapter 3: The Japanese Garden
Chapter 4: Bedouin Jewelry and Saudi Arabia
Chapter 5. Dòn Gánh: The Two Sides of Vietnam
Chapter 6: Kimchi and Korea


 

 

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Week 3
19 - 25 June 2022
     

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


PART III: SCANDINAVIAN EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 7: The Swedish Stuga
Chapter 8: The Finnish Sauna
Chapter 9: The Danish Christmas Luncheon
   
   
PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 10: The German Symphony
Chapter 11: Irish Conversations
Chapter 12: The Canadian Backpack and Flag
Chapter 13. Australian Outdoor Recreational Activities
Chapter 14: French Wine


 

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Week 4 
26 June - 2 July 2022
     

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART V: MARKET PRICING CULTURES
  Chapter 15: American Football
  Chapter 16: The Traditional British House


 

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Recommended

Ch. 19 "The Sacrifice," from The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, pp. 278-288


 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman (NY: Farrar, Strauss and Biroux, 1977).
  Anne Fadiman
1953-

Lia LEe
     
 
Week 5 
3 - 9 July 2022
     

Midterm Exam

f2022 The Live Chat for the Midterm Exam will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Tuesday, 11 October 2022

f2022 Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be available Week 7, 10 - 15 October 2022 (up to 400 points)

NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 1-6, so be sure not to miss watching them.
Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fsvideo_schedule.html#week01>


     

After the Midterm Exam

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VI: CLEFT NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 17: The Malaysian Balik Kampung
Chapter 18: The Israeli Kibbutzim and Moshavim
Chapter 19: The Italian Opera
Chapter 20: Belgian Lace
   
PART VII: TORN NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 21: The Mexican Fiesta
Chapter 22: The Turkish Coffeehouse


 

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Week 6
10 - 16 July 2022
     

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VIII: THE BASE CULTURE AND ITS DIFFUSION ACROSS BORDERS (CLUSTERS OF NATIONS): THE EXAMPLE OF CHINA
Chapter 23: China’s Great Wall and Cross-Cultural Paradox
Chapter 24: The Chinese Family Altar: The Expatriate Chinese Outside of China
Chapter 25: The Singapore Hawker Centers


 

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Work on Readings for Your Term Project
     
 
Week 7 
17 - 23 July 2022
     
  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART IX: INDIA, TRADITION, MODERNITY, AND DIVERSITY
Chapter 26: India: The Dance of Shiva
Chapter 27: India: A Kaleidoscope of Diversity


 

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Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
(which is due next week)

     
 
Week 8 
24 - 29 July 2022
     

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART X: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 28: The Nigerian Marketplace
Chapter 29: South African Townships
Chapter 30: The Sub-Saharan African Bush Taxi
   

PART XI: THE STRUGGLE FOR CULTURAL IDENTITY AND THE SPLINTERING OF NATIONS: THE CASE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE
Chapter 31: The Russian Ballet
Chapter 32: Estonian Singing
Chapter 33: The Polish Village Church
   

PART XII: SAME METAPHOR, DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Chapter 34: The Spanish Bullfight (Review)
Chapter 35: The Portuguese Bullfight
   


Pick at least one of the Modern-day Latin American cultures with a musical metaphor . . . 
 
PART XIII. POPULAR MUSIC AS CULTURAL METAPHORS
Chapter 36: The Brazilian Samba
Chapter 37: The Argentine Tango
 
 
PART XIV. OVERLAPPING CULTURAL METAPHORS FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY RELATED NATIONS
Chapter 38. Cultural Metaphors for the Caribbean
   
  Conclusions


 

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Final Exam

f2022 The Live Chat for the Final Exam will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Tuesday, 13 December 2022

f2022 The Global Cultures Final Exam is scheduled for Monday-Friday, 12 - 16 December 2022 (up to 400 points)

NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 7-15, so be sure not to miss watching them.

Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fsvideo_schedule.html#week07>


     
     
     
 
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