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Sounds of Amman

As part of an exercise to engage with the people of Jordan, and to connect with the everyday citizen on a more personal and empathic way than merely reading an anthropological report, our class was given an assignment where we had to “live with” a piece of culturally significant art. It was our goal to […]



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Artifact Analysis: “Ceramics”

Artifact Analysis: The Mosaic Maker – Global Connections Follow Up In the Jordan’s Cultural Mosaic class we had to do a common assignment called an artifact analysis. We were given the choice between a short story by Suhayr al-Tall, an audio recording of “the sounds of Jordan” which featured music, and finally an image of […]



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Analysis of “The Gallows” – A Short Story that Misses Its Own Point

“The Gallows” is a short story written by Suhayr al-Tall.  It is featured in the compiled novel Arab Women Writers.  In it, the author narrates ‘your’ journey from a dark space (‘you’ being the character in the story to whom the author is speaking, and not necessarily the reader), through a crowded space, and finally […]



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Armenian Folk Songs

Every group of people has an event or group of events that shaped the collective memory of that group. What falls into that category for the Arminian people? Did it influence their cultural product? their music? their folk songs? To begin to understand the soul of the arminian culture you must understand that the collective memory of […]



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Jordans Cultureal Mosaic Artifact Analysis Summary

Artifact Analysis Summary I chose to analyze an Armenian Folksong as sung by the Armenian Choir of Jordan. I had to analyze the artifact itself as well as its connection to citizenship. Since it was in a foreign language I needed to use different methods than I usually do. I had to rely on tone […]



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