The Social Life of Music
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2009, 2008
Examines the place of music in the relation between culture, technology and the environment. A cross-cultural study from an historical anthropological perspective, taking account of globalization and its effects on indigenous production and use of music in various societies. Does not require students to have a knowledge of conventional music theory.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be expected to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of anthropological theories of the relation of music to culture.
2. The ability to critically analyze theoretical and ethnographic contributions to the understanding of the role of music in society, particular in traditional societies.
3. The ability to apply relevant analytical models to contemporary issues.
4. Competence in scholarship, essay construction and academic argument appropriate to graduation at Bachelor level.
|Content||* An examination of the commercialization of music in Western societies, using case studies from the early 20th century to the present.
* An examination of the role of music in some traditional (non-western) societies, in the context of social/political relations and local cosmology.
* An examination of the impact of western musical influences on the music of some non-western societies.
* An examination of the effects of globalization on the politics of music production and use.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replaces HUMA3177 The Social Life of Music|
|Transition||Students who have completed HUMA3177 are not eligible to enrol in this course.|
|Assumed Knowledge||40 units of study at 1000 level.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term