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Understanding Global Cultures
 University of Minnesota Duluth
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8 June - 31 July 2020

Preliminary

87192 - 001 ONLINE, (06/08/2020 - 07/31/2020), Roufs,Tim, instruction mode: Online, 4 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require

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e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu
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 First-Day Handout

(syllabus):

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Will Allen, Growing Power.

TAPS Magazine, Winter 2012 cover


TAPS Magazine, Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief, Winter 2012 cover

Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief,
TAPS The Beer Magazine
Winter 2012

*****

Envelope: E-mail E-mail Tim Roufs for more information


TEXTBOOKS

  textbooks for the course
 general textbook information


Textbook / Course Materials
assignments summary

 Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
 is currently available on-line from $84.26 new ppbk., and $46.50 used, and rent (from Amazon) $33.70.

[It is also being offered on-line for as much as $333.28, or even more, so be careful to check prices.]

(+ p/h, where applicable, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25).

(7 January 2020)


  text details

Published By: SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2015

Pages: 680

ISBN-10: 1412995931
ISBN-13: 978-1412995931


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Week 1
Getting Started

Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course

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  Welcome Memo (.pdf)

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 What's Happening Week 1? (.pdf)

Week 1, 7-13 June 2020

Have a look at the linked materials in the various units as you go along (such as the "First-Day Handout" [syllabus]:in the next section), and look at the slide materials* (indicated by .pptx).

There will be more slides towards the beginning of the term, and more videos towards the middle and at the end.

It is generally best to watch the videos after you have looked at the slides and reading material(s).

Thanks—Tim Roufs

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 First-Day Handout
(syllabus):

Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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In a nutshell, ANTH 1080 Understanding Global Cultures consists of three main segments:

  I Orientation and Background (slides)  
         
      Introduction  
      Basic Concepts  
      History  
      Theory  
      Methods and Techniques  
       
  II Explorations  
         
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Holistic  
      Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
     
  III Student Presentations on Term Research Project
     
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Orientation
slides: (.pptx)
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[see note on slide formats]
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handout:
 Anthropology and Its Parts
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  • Major Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)
    (Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
    [see note on slide formats]

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also.)

    • the four fields of general anthropology
    • culture as a primary concept
    • comparative method as major approach
    • holism as a primary theoretical goal
    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary

Chart: "Anthropology and . . . It's Parts"

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Finding Information on Different Countries and Cultures
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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Week 1 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Understanding Cultural Metaphors
  Chapter 19: The Italian Opera (as a case study in Metaphorical Analysis)

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Week 1 Video Explorations


Many Ways to See the World:
A Thirty-minute Tour of World Map Images

Northampton, Mass.: Media Education Foundation 2005

(30 min., 2005, CC, UM Duluth Library Multimedia - DVD GA105.3 .M35 2006)

on-line access

course viewing guide

"Presents a fascinating exploration into the minds of twelve mapmakers. Discover how their unique backgrounds, philosophies, values, and politics led each to select a particular mathematical formula to create their maps. Learn about the impact those world images have had on us, consciously and unconsciously."

"Special features: Includes over 70 PowerPoint images with links to map resources; preview: Arno Peters: Radical map, remarkable man; radio interviews; book excerpts; and more."

Based on the book: Seeing through Maps / Denis Wood, Ward Kaiser, and Bob Abramms.

Credits: Cartographic editorial guidance, Denis Wood ; camera, Ruth Abrams ; editor, Jamie Traynor.

Performer(s): Introduction, Diane J. Johnson ; presenter, Bob Abramms.

Publisher Amherst, MA : ODT, Inc.





Many Ways to See the World:
Selective Attention

One of the five main characteristics of American Anthropology is fieldwork, "a primary research technique, involving “participant observation," which usually means living among the people one is interested in learning from and about. And fieldwork, almost above everything else, requires attentive observation and recording of information.

Much of what we are going to do for the rest of the semester is "fieldwork" via video materials from around the world. Before we get into the video-intensive part of the course (towards the middle and end), take the Selective Attention Test (below) developed by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. This should give you a little insight into the nature of observing—which lies at the very heart of anthropological fieldwork.

See also "An Important Note on Videos and Visual Anthropology".

 

First, take the . . .

Selective Attention Test
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo>

Read and follow the directions carefully.
(Be sure to also count the bounce passes.)


 Selective Attention Test


Be sure to try your very best to follow the instructions.

(It's short, less than a minute and a half).

 

When you are finished with the Selective Attention Test, watch . . .

The Monkey Business Illusion
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY>

(It too is short: 1:42)

Again, read and follow the directions carefully.

(And as with THe Selective Attention Test, be sure to also count the bounce passes.)

 The Monkey Business Illusion

 

(4) After you have taken Simon and Chabris' tests, think about how what you learned from them about perception might be applied as you view the videos for the rest of the semester as well as the cultural behaviors in real life as you roam the world thereafter


The main purpose of this exercise is to sensitize you to the fact that everyone views things selectively—”quite naturally, and maybe even by necessity. And one's culture plays a huge role in what one "sees" and focuses on (and what one doesn't see and focus on). American men, for e.g., most often do not "see" many details of clothing, color, and personal stylistic adornment (read hair styles, nail treatment, cosmetic adornments and the like).

To view things as a trained observer as anthropologists must do when they're in the field "doing" anthropology one must almost constantly be aware of this natural / cultural tendency to perceive things selectively, and try to compensate for it by paying attention to items not otherwise selected for, while at the same time being careful "not to miss anything".

Hopefully, this exercise will make you just a little more critical in the way you look at things—”and especially the class videos—”for the rest of the semester (and maybe even for the rest of your life, for that matter).

You are not expected anything to submit anything—no reaction, or report, or forum posting. This is a "re-vision" activity, and it should benefit you in performing well in the exams and overall for the course. And hopefully it will also help on your way to having a genuine anthropological perspective on life in general.

 

Other Materials from Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons . . .

"Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website."

Other Videos --  the invisible gorilla

 

The Book . . .

 The Invisible Gorilla Book


. . . discusses six "everyday illusions" . . .

  1. The Illusion of Attention ("Inattentional Blindness")

  2. The Illusion of Memory

  3. The Illusion of Confidence

  4. The Illusion of Knowledge

  5. The Illusion of Cause

  6. The Illusion of Potential

 

Wilipedia

 Christopher Chabris

  Daniel Simons

 Inattentional blindness

 

Other Works of Interest

  • Optical Illusions WebPage

  • Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking Fast and Slow. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

  • Macknik, Stephen L., Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee. Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.

  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    • Incerto -- an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand

      • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. 2nd Ed. NY: Random House, 2008.

      • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility". NY: Random House, 2010.

      • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. NY: Random House, 2014.

      • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms. NY: Random House, 2016.

  • Malcolm Gladwell




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Week 2

Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
(cont.)
Major Characteristics of Anthropology


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 What's Happening Week 2? (.pdf)

Week 2, 14-20 June 2020
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Have a look at these linked materials from the Week 1 Reading Assignment, and look at the slide materials.

Continue on in that same manner for all of the units that follow.

When reviewing these materials remember that the exams are open-book / open-notes exams.

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Students in the past have commented that there is TOO MUCH INFORMATION available on the class Canvas and supporting WebSites. Yes, there is a lot of information, no doubt about it, and it can be confusing at first. It’s helpful when starting out to remember that the required information for the course is contained in the middle panel of your Canvas HomePage. The information in the sidebars and many of the links are just there should you find those interesting and/or helpful.

Screenshot of Canvas HomePage

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Have a look at the information on your class project, which you can find at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcproject.html#title>. 

Your class project is a short presentation plus your term paper on your research

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ss2020 Live Chat for Picking a Project Topic
Week 2, Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 7:00-8:00 CDT Sign in on Canvas.

These live chats are optional. If you can not make them live, transcripts of the discussions will be available in your Canvas folder.


ss2020 Informal Project Statement (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 2, Friday, 19 June 2020
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Have a look at . . .

 Points for Discussion Posts and Project Updates
and
 compare these points with official UMD Grading Policies

Forums, Sample Answers / Responses w / Grades
Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America Forum Response Samples

Anth 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe Forum Response Samples

and if you have any questions about the points
or about grading in general  . . . ask
 
Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Week 2 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


Pick at least two two of the "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 2 Video Explorations


Video

Extranjeras (Foreign Women)

(74 min., 2005, CC, UM Duluth Library Multimedia -- DVD   HD8588.5.A2 E987 2003)

on-line access

Available at: Kanopy Streaming Videos (Duluth Campus)  
https://umduluth.kanopy.com/video/extranjeras-foreign-women

course viewing guide

REM: Turn on the Closed Caption (CC)

In Spanish; optional subtitles in English or French.

"Extranjeras (Foreign Women) Shows the least known and most typical aspects of other cultures through the experience of various immigrant women living in Madrid. We see these women's everyday existence - their family environments, how they live and what they work at. We are given the chance to know what happens to their dreams, and where their affections lie. We also discover the new places they have created in order to meet and exchange."

"Shows the experiences of immigrant women from China, Bangladesh, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe in Madrid."

 

 




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For Week's Activities see Canvas

These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 2 For Fun: Trivia
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 The citizens of what country complain that their country keeps getting left off of maps?

Answer

 


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Week 3

Major Characteristics of Anthropology:
Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks
(cont.)

Focus: Immigration

REM: Project

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  What's Happening Week 3? (.pdf)

Week 3, 7-13 June 2020
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ss2020 Informal Project Statement (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 2, Friday, 19 June 2020
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Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study

 Flag of Italy.  Click for national anthem.

Italy

An Introduction
and Some Background to the Country
and An Introduction to
the Makings of a Metaphor

Italy
slides: (.pptx)


(time permitting)

Units of Analysis: Metaphor

Metaphor: The Opera

     GAnnon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures

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



 La Scala Opera House

  Teatro alla Scala

 Letizia Colajanni and Cosimo Vassallo as Gilda and Duke of Mantua in UMD's 2006 Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto.

Letizia Colajanni and Cosimo Vassallo
as Gilda and Duke of Mantua
in UMD's 2006 Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto

 
Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Week 3 Reading Assignment


  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

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Week 3 Video Explorations


A little "Romantic Love" from Strange Relations
From the series Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, by David Maybury-Lewis

(60 min., 1992, VC 1974, pt. 2)

  UMD Kanopy On-line Link:
 "Strange Relations"


 YouTube

VC 1974, pt. 2

course viewing guide


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For Week's Activities see Canvas

These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 3 For Fun: Trivia
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Week 3

Article: "Is this the world's friendliest city?"
-- BBCCapital (08 July 2015)

What is the City?

 


  Answer 


For Fun

Global Cultures Trivia Question

Why, in Austria, is a Wiener schnitzel protected by law, but a Weiner würst not protected?

 

Spaghetti with meatballs
 Wikimedia: Kobako

“The Wiener schnitzel (literally: ‘Viennese schnitzel’) is as emblematic of the Austrian capital as Baroque palaces and classical composers. Any restaurant worth its breadcrumbs here features the pan-fried veal cutlet alongside sweet and vinegary Austrian potato salad, or even French fries. But schnitzel culture goes beyond the table: local Viennese groups have organised festivals to celebrate schnitzel, arguably Austria's most prominent national dish. The 9 September is designated National Wiener Schnitzel Day, and there's even an online Schnitzel Museum dedicated to promoting, as it proclaims, the ‘Austrian cultural property” and showing “how much Wiener schnitzel [has] shaped Austrian culture.’”

“Today, the term ‘Wiener schnitzel’ enjoys protected legal status in Austria and Germany. Under Austrian culinary code, the term may only refer to a slice of veal coated in egg, flour and breadcrumbs that’s then fried. Pork, a popular veal substitute, must be labelled as ‘Wiener schnitzel vom Schwein’ (‘from pork’), or just as ‘schnitzel’.” -- BBCtravel (06 August 2019)

A "Wiener würst", on the other hand, is simply a Viennese "sausage" traditionally made of pork and beef, and is not protected by the European Union's Protected designation of origin (PDO). In Vienna (Wein) a weiner is generally called a Frankfurter Würstl.





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ss2020 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
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You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
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Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks:
Units of Analysis

Three Major Perennial Debates
(cont.)

A little "Romantic Love", from Strange Relations

Introduction to Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
(time permitting)

Introduction to Ireland
(time permitting)


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 What's HappeningWeek 4? (.pdf)

Week 4, 28 June-4 July 2020


 Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

This Week . . .

  1. read the Week 4 Memo
  2. have a look at the video and video clips
  3. read the assigned readings
  4. peruse the two WebPages (below)
  5. catch up on your assignments
  6. start thinking about reviewing for the Midterm Exam, and
  7. work on your Project

There are no new slide sets at this time

Ketchup
catch up / review / preview
 
 
Notes:
Start Reviewing for the Midterm Exam
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Week 4 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 10: The German Symphony
Chapter 11: Irish Conversations

 
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Week 4 Video Explorations


I Named Her Angel

(29 min., 2008)
(Turkey; Mevlevis, are also known as Whirling Dervishes)

Available at: Alexander Street Press Streaming Videos (Duluth)
on-line access

(link)

course viewing guide

Week 4 Video Explorations
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Real People . . . Real Places . . .

Hmong shaman's cymbal.
 Hmong shaman's symbol
 Txiab neeb


Hmong shaman.

Paja and Yer Vang Thao


Hmong shaman.

Chai Thao

 The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America

(58 min., 2001, UM Duluth Martin Library Multimedia DVD  BL2370.S5 S65 2001b)

Good Supplementary Film: Hmong Shaman in America

(28 min., 1993 [1985], UM DULUTH Martin Library Video Cassette VC 2148)

UM DULUTH Martin Library Multimedia
  DVD BL2370.S5 S65 2001b

  UMD Kanopy On-line Link:
 "The Split Horn"

check

 course viewing guide

 

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These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 4 For Fun: Trivia
 
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What is the smallest country [sovereign entity] recognized by international law?

Hint: It is physically only 110 acres (less than half the size of the UMD Campus, which is 244 acres)

Answer


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ss2020 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Canvas Discussion page by Wednesday, 1 July 2020 (Week 4) (up to 20 points)

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
Week 5

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
(Continued)

France

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Week 5 6-10 July 2020
Midterm Exam

Week 5, 5-11 July 2020


Midterm Exam

The GC Midterm Exam Live Chat will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Sunday, 5 July 2020. Sign in on .

ss2020 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be available Week 5, 6-10 July 2020. (up to 400 points)

Complete information on the Midterm exam is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afexams_midterm.html#title>



Week 5 Reading Assignment



  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 12: The Canadian Backpack and Flag
Chapter 13. Australian Outdoor Recreational Activities
Chapter 14: French Wine

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Week 5 Video Explorations


Ausangate

(Quechua; SE Peru)

(61 min., 2006)

  on-line access

Ausangate

course viewing guide


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For Week's Activities see Canvas

These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 5 For Fun: Trivia
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The citizens of what country complain that their country keeps getting left off of maps?

Answer

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ss2020 Project formal Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Friday, 3 July 2020 (submit them together)

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Week 6
Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
(Continued from Week 4)

Ireland
(time permitting)

Australia
(time permitting)

"America"

United Kingdom ("Great Britain")

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 What's HappeningWeek 6? (.pdf)

Week 6, 12-18 July 2020

 
Week 6 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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

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

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Week 6 Video Explorations


Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys

 (Reindeer Herders of Finnish Lapland)

(84 min., 2014)

on-line access

course viewing guide



 

"A satirical alternative history of Australia since 1788, depicting what it might have been like for the European indigenous population of Australia, if Aboriginal colonial culture had arrived with the First Fleet and assumed a dominant position."

"In 1988 Australia celebrated the 200th Anniversary of white European settlement in Australia. Babakiueria is a light hearted satire that reverses the roles, imagining what it would be like if a fleet arrived to try and settle an area inhabited by white natives. A short, effective drama that features role reversal in which Aboriginal Australians change places with the historically dominant white Australians. Excellent discussion starter as it promotes an awareness of the attitudes and injustices that have been endured by black Australians." UP

"Another classic film. It examines black-white relations in the land of Babakiueria. This wry mockumentary examines the plight of the oppressed white minority who, having been dispossessed of their land, must obey the laws and customs of the black majority." -- Green Left Weekly Australia's radical weekly newspaper

"The film Babakiueria shows how aborigines are represented in society through taking a sarcastic look at racial stereotypes, the stereotypes are reduced to absurdity when the roles of whites and blacks in society are reversed. By doing this, the film draws the attention of not only white attitudes towards aboriginals but also towards themselves. Aborigines who have watched this film state that it was a good film as it did represent the truth about how they are politically represented, but it could have been better if it was written by an aboriginal instead of a white person, as they would have presented the film using Aboriginal culture instead of using the whites' controlling methods of a society." MOS

Theme: Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
Publisher: Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Moorabbin College of TAFE
Author: Don Featherstone
Writer: Geoffrey Atherden, winner of United Nations Media Peace Prize for Babakiueria
Guide: "A kulturális relativizmus mint a megértés filozófiája" -- BORSÁNYI LÁSZLÓ

 


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Week 7

Malaysia

  Culture-Bound Syndromes

"Normal" / "Abnormal"

Introduction to Ireland
(time permitting)


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Midterm Exam

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ss2020 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be available Week 5, 6-10 July 2020. (up to 400 points)

Complete information on the Midterm exam is available at
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  Culture-Bound Syndromes

"Normal" / "Abnormal"
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Week 7 Reading Assignment
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  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VI: CLEFT NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 17: The Malaysian Balik Kampung
Chapter 18: The Israeli Kibbutzim and Moshavim
Review: Chapter 19: The Italian Opera

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Week 7 Video Explorations


controlled comparison—

Chinese : Buddhism : Food
in China and Malaysia

A comparative look . . .

controlled comparison—
Chinese : Buddhism : Food
in China and Malaysia

Last week we had a look at
a Taoist temple
and Buddhist Slow Food
and Locavorism
which has a thousand year history . . .

In Food for Body and Spirit we saw how food
holds a part of Chinese culture together . . .

This week, we'll see how food
tears apart a major segment of Chinese culture in Malaysia . . .

in-class video Week 5 Day 9

The Pig Commandments
(72 min., 2005, DVD 1690)
(70 min?)
film HomePage

The Pig Commandments transcript

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 Pig Commandment pig.
The Pig Commandments

Shaikh Hussain Ye of Malaysia.
Shaikh Hussain Ye
Malaysia



(China) (On-line Optional Resource)
(Malaysia)
(On-line Optional Resource)
[food tears Chinese culture apart in Malaysia


"It was hardly surprising that, for the Chinese, the words 'meat' and 'pork' became, and remain, synonymous."

-- concluding sentence to Chapter 2 "Changing the Face of the Earth," Reay Tannahill, Food in History (NY: Three Rivers Press, 1988)

Book image.

Food Revolution #2: The Meaning of Eating
-- the discovery that food is more than sustenance

Book image.

For a comprehensive review of pork avoidance and its historical and social importance see
Frederick J. Simoons, Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances form Prehistory to the Present, 2nd Ed.
(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1994)

For a comprehensive review of pork avoidance and its historical and social importance see Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances form Prehistory to the Present, 2nd Ed. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1994).


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Week 7
How many languages are spoken in the City of London?

 

The City of London

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Week 8

Mexico

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Week 8, 26-31 July 2020

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Week 8 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VI: CLEFT NATIONAL CULTURES
   
Chapter 20: Belgian Lace
 
PART VII: TORN NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 21: The Mexican Fiesta
Chapter 22: The Turkish Coffeehouse

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Week 8 Video Explorations


Ganges: River to Heaven (pending)

(52 min., 2003)

"Trigger Alert"

Warning:
This Film Contains Graphic Images


(REM: Check Disk for Problems)

UM Duluth Martin Library Multimedia
DVD BL1243.76.V382 G35 2003

streaming pending




 course viewing guide


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