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 s2022 Calendar

Society for the Anthropology of Europe

Countries, Cultures, Regions, and Territories of Europe

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 European Studies

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Europa and the Bull, Moreay.

Europa and the Bull

Enlèvement d'Europe
  Nöel-Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726


Anthropology of Europe Course Information


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

Text Reading Assignments s2022

for Anthropology of Europe

along with Video Explorations and News-of-the Week features

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

Week   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  12  13  14  15  16


 Semester Calendar s2022

 Major Due Dates

 Video Schedule

 Slides Schedule

 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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News-of-the-Week
and
Video Explorations

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Week 1
12 - 15 January 2022

 
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Understanding Cultural Metaphors

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News starts next week

Video
Many Ways to See the World:
A Thirty-minute Tour of World Map Images
(30 min., 2005)
on-line access
course viewing guide

  Two Very Short Selective Attention Tests:

 Selective Attention Test (1:21 min.)

 The Monkey Business Illusion (1:42 min.)

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Week 2
16 - 22 January 2022

Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
For the Anthropology of Europe course pick at least one of the following "Authority Ranking Cultures" to understand what "Authority Ranking Cultures" are about . . . 
 
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

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

Video
Kypseli:
Women and Men apart, a Divided Reality
(41 min., 1973 / 2006)
(UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD DF951.K97 K97 2006)

on-line access
course viewing guide
course discussion guide
 
See Susan Parman, Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Chs. 2, 3, 4

(UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD DF951.K97 K97 2006)

 

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Week 3
23 - 29 January 2022

     


Life Chances

is part of the Greek Villages Comparisons and the "Master Texts" discussions

 

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
   
(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for Cyprus)

Video
Life Chances:
Four Families in [Argaki] a Changing Cypriot Village
(43 min., 1974)
on-line access
course viewing guide

(UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD DS54.35 .L54 1974)

 


 


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
   
 

Paul Buffalo, "Finns, 'The Sweatbath-Men'"

from:

Timothy G. Roufs (Ed.). 2019. Gabe-bines, "Forever Flying Bird": Teachings from Paul Peter Buffalo, Vol.3, Living Amongst the Whites . . . the Best We Can. Minneapolis, MN: Wise Ink. (For the Minnesota Historical Society, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the American Indian Learning Resource Center of the University of Minnesota Duluth.) 28 June 2019


(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

 




See Finnish video next week . . .
Aatsinki:
The Story of Arctic Cowboys
(Reindeer Herders of Finnish Lapland)

     
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Week 4 
30 January - 5 February 2022

     









Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 10: The German Symphony
Chapter 11: Irish Conversations
(See also videos from Week 8 . . .)
Chapter 12: The Canadian Backpack and Flag
Chapter 13. Australian Outdoor Recreational Activities
Chapter 14: French Wine

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

Video
Aatsinki:
The Story of Arctic Cowboys
 
(Reindeer Herders of Finnish Lapland)
(84 min., 2014)
on-line access
course viewing guide


 

See French video next week, Week 4 . . .
Après l'hiver, le printemps

(After Winter, Spring)


 

See Ireland videos Week 8 . . .
Man of Aran
and
"How the Myth was Made"

     
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Week 5 
6 - 12 February 2022

     
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
PART V: MARKET PRICING CULTURES
Chapter 15: American Football
Chapter 16: The Traditional British House

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

Video
Après l'hiver, le printemps
(After Winter, Spring)
(74 min., 2013 [US Release Date: 2015])
on-line access

when you get to the library catalog click on Docuseek2 Streaming Videos
Bullfrog Film's viewing guide

     
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Week 6
13 - 19 February 2022

     
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

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

Video
Great Gatherings
[Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, U.S.A.]
(55 min., 2018)
on-line access
course viewing guide

"The greatest gatherings on Earth are rituals. They bind us together and keep communities alive. In Siena rival districts battle for supremacy in a 700 year-old horserace. In Japan, two thousand men perform a chaotic fire ritual to be renewed; while in Malaysia, one devotee joins millions to fulfill a grueling vow to god. At the world's highest mass ritual in the Peruvian Andes, men are initiated into their ancient clan; and in the desert, Burning Man's new rituals fulfill our desire to belong."
     
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Week 7 
20 - 26 February 2022

     
Midterm Exam

The Midterm Exam will be available Week 7, from 12:01 Monday, 21 February 2022 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time), Saturday, 26 February 2022
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 1-7, so be sure not to miss watching them.
Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3635/cevideo_schedule.html#week01>
     
After the Midterm Exam
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
PART VII: TORN NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 21: The Mexican Fiesta
Chapter 22: The Turkish Coffeehouse

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for Turkey)

Video
I Named Her Angel
[Turkey]
(29 min., 2008)
on-line access
course viewing guide


Imperial History of the Middle East: 5000 Years of History in 90 seconds
(Actually, 3 min.)
click  here

     
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Week 8 
27 February - 5 March 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

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

 

Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

Review Ireland Readings from Week 4 . . .

 
PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 11: Irish Conversations



In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

Video
Man of Aran
[Ireland]
(77 min, 1934, B&W)
(UM Duluth Martin Library Multimedia  DA990.A8 M37 2003 DVD)

on-line access
course viewing guide

 

Video
Man of Aran -- selections from and discussions about
"How the Myth was Made"
[Ireland]
(59 min, 1978)
(UM Duluth Martin Library Multimedia  DA990.A8 M37 2003 DVD)

on-line access
course viewing guide


Work on Readings for Your Project
     
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Week 9 
13 - 19 March 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

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for India)

Video
Ganges:
River to Heaven
 [India]
(52 min., 2003)
on-line access
course viewing guide

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

     
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Week 10 
20 - 26 March 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

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

Video
A little "Romantic Love" from Strange Relations
[India]
(60 min.,1992)
on-line access
kanopy access
Youtubeaccess
course viewing guide
     
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Week 11 
27 March - 2 April 2022

     
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
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

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)


Video
The Sleeping Beauty -- Bolshoi Ballet
(1:58, 2018-19)
Youtubeaccess
course viewing guide

Video
Estonian Song Celebration
(5:38, 2014)
Youtubeaccess
course viewing guide

Video
Pressure to procreate: inside Hungary’s baby drive
-- The Guardian (23 February 2021)
(15:42, 2021)
on-line access
course viewing guide
     
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Week 12
3 - 9 April 2022

     
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
PART XII: SAME METAPHOR, DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Chapter 34: The Spanish Bullfight
Chapter 35: The Portuguese Bullfight
 
  PART XIII. POPULAR MUSIC AS CULTURAL METAPHORS
Chapter 36: The Brazilian Samba
Chapter 37: The Argentine Tango

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)

Video
Extranjeras
(Foreign Women [in Spain])
(74 min., 2005)
on-line access
course viewing guide
     
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Week 13 
10 - 16 April 2022

     
See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder
     
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
 
PART XIV. OVERLAPPING CULTURAL METAPHORS FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY RELATED NATIONS
Chapter 38. Cultural Metaphors for the Caribbean
   

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for one of these countries)
  • Brazil
  • Argentina

Video
Watch at least one of the three full-length presentations on the Caribbean . . .
 
Caribbean . . . “Episode 1”
[The island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Puerto Rico]
preview
(02:54 min., 2015)
Full feature Episode 1:
on-line access
(59:22 min., 2015)


Caribbean . . . “Episode 2”
[Barbados, St. Vincent, Venezuela, Colombia]
preview
(02:54 min., 2015)
Full feature Episode 2:
on-line access
(59:22 min., 2015)


Caribbean . . . “Episode 3”
[Nicaragua, Honduras (mainland and Roatan Island), Jamaica]
preview
(02:33 min., 2015)
Full feature Episode 3:
on-line access
(59:22 min., 2015)

course viewing guide


Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
(which is due next week)
     
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Week 14
17 - 23 April 2022

     
See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder
     
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

 
Re-view from Week 3 . . . . . .
 
PART III: SCANDINAVIAN EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 7: The Swedish Stuga
Chapter 8: The Finnish Sauna
Chapter 9: The Danish Christmas Luncheon
   

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

In-the-News
(you need to report this week only if you signed up for a report this week)
 

Video
The Grind
(29 min., 2015)

features whaling practices in the Faroe Islands
(a self-governing province of Denmark  between Iceland and Norway)

on-line access
course viewing guide

     
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Week 15
24 - 20 April 2022

     
See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder
     


read Sárkány, Mihály, below . . .

(assigned readings are in bold letters)

Video Re-view
Kypseli:
Women and Men apart, a Divided Reality
(41 min., 1973 / 2006)
(UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD DF951.K97 K97 2006)

on-line access
course viewing guide
course discussion guide
 
Cf., Susan Parman, Europe in the Anthropological Imagination, Chs. 2, 3, 4

(UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD DF951.K97 K97 2006)


Read . . .


Sárkány, Mihály. (2002).
Cultural and Social Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe.”

<https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-281260>

 
[click here]

Recommended Citation:

Sárkány, Mihály. (2002). “Cultural and Social Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe”. In M. Kaase, V. Sparschuh, & A.Wenninger (Eds.), Three Social Science Disciplines in Central and Eastern Europe: Handbook on Economics, Political Science and Sociology (1989-2001) (pp. 558-566). Berlin: Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften. https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-281260.


     
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Week 16
1 - 7 May 2022

Final Exam Week

     

Prepare for the Exam

and thereafter

Explore Europe



Final Exam Information

s2022 The LIVE CHAT for the Peoples and Cultures of Europe Final Exam will be Tuesday, 26 April, and Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

s2022 The Peoples and Cultures of Europe Final Exam will be available from 12:01 a.m. Monday, 2 May 2022 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time) Friday, 6 May 2022
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 8-15, so be sure not to miss watching them.
Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3635/cevideo_schedule.html#week08>
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Detailed information is available at
  Anthropology of Europe Final Exam Information


Summary of
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)

     
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