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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: 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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Picture of a Chechen youth

This picture of a Chechen youth is a singular representation of a larger group of Muslim Caucasian peoples who fought in a succession of bloody wars in the Caucuses region in the mid 1800’s (Richmond). During and after these wars, segments of the Chechen population coupled with a greater Muslim Caucuses diaspora were forced to […]



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Comparison of Relationships:The Hui and the Uighurs

The two major Muslim ethnic groups in China are the Hui and the Uyghurs. While these two ethnic communities may share the same god, their respective orientation within Chinese society remains radically different. For my final project I will create a National Geographic Feature article focusing on how the Hui’s religious practices have caused both […]



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The Uyghur People and Tourism

I chose to research the Uyghurs because in one of the readings there was a graph showing the interactions of minorities interacting with the Hans.  It displayed the Uyghurs as the only ethnic minority that was classified as hostile towards the Hans and were unwilling to be assimilated into the Han culture.  The tension between […]



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