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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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Jordan Artifact Analysis – Ceramics

The artifact I’ve chosen to analyze is the picture of the woman doing ceramics. I chose this artifact because I’m familiar with ceramic art and can appreciate how difficult it is. Also how beautiful the outcome is as well. It’s an art that takes a lot of patience and leeway to mess up. When an […]

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Artifact Analysis: Sounds of Amman

The city of Amman speaks. Only hearing the sounds of Jordan’s capital gave a new perspective  to the city and demonstrated the importance of sound. The recording began with subtle gusts and the chirps of birds. Slowly the city came into perspective as cars filled the soundscape. Finally, the Muslim call to prayer, the adhan, […]

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Dar Al-Islam:Yemen – Twitter Assignment

In the Dar al-Islam: Yemen course with Gary Scudder, our assignment was a 10 week, weekly assignment. We were to create 5 tweets relating to Yemen and write a 250 to 350 word reflection and commentary on the tweets and relate them to topics from the course. The following is one of the weekly submissions […]

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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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