Cultural Studies (audio)
by The University of Chicago
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Anthropology encompasses a number of historical and comparative approaches to human cultural and physical variety, ranging from the study of human evolution and prehistory to the study of cultures as systems of meaningful symbols. Anthropology involves, at one extreme, such natural scientific studies as anatomy, ecology, genetics, and geology; at the other, various social sciences and humanities ranging from psychology, sociology, and linguistics to philosophy, history, and comparative religion. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago has a long and proud tradition of scholarly excellence and leadership in archaeology as well as linguistic and sociocultural anthropology.
||Poetry After Kerch: Representing Jewish Mass Death in the Soviet Union||Harriet Murav, professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses the history of Jews in the Soviet Union.||5/23/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture||Timothy D. Taylor, professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses his book "The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture." Taylor tells the story of an infectious part of our musical culture and tracks the use of music and jingles in American advertising for nearly a century. He traces its presence from variety shows like "The Clicquot Club Eskimos" to the rise of the jingle, the postwar rise in consumerism, and the more complete fusion of popular music and consumption in the 1980s and after.||5/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Divine Detection: Crime and the Metaphysics of Disorder||Jean Comaroff, an anthropologist who is a leading expert on South Africa, its societies and cultures, gave the 2011 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture on Tuesday, May 17, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall. Comaroff, the Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor in Anthropology and the College at the University of Chicago, presented the talk, "Divine Detection: Crime and the Metaphysics of Disorder.||7/19/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Russian Duo Performance||Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarsky, masterful pianist, give a concert of soulful, passionate music. Their collaboration highlights the mysterious sounds of the balalaika underscored by the vast expressive range of the piano. Featuring vocals and Russian percussion, their extensive repertoire draws from Russian folk music, romances, dances, classical music, gypsy melodies and Russian songs.||2/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Recent Revolution in Cultural Economics||--||11/30/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East||The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday reveals a cross-section of unsung, dynamic men and women pioneering political and social change. There is the Kuwaiti sex therapist in a leather suit with matching red headscarf, and the Syrian engineer advocating a less political interpretation of the Koran. MacFarquhar interacts with Arabs and Iranians in their every day lives, removed from the violence we see constantly, yet wrestling with the region's future.Neil MacFarquhar has been the United Nations bureau chief of The New York Times since June 2008. From November 2006 to May 2008, he was a Times national correspondent, based in San Francisco. He was the Middle East correspondent for the paper, based in Cairo, from 2001 until 2006.||1/20/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Toward a Smarter and More Just U.S. Immigration Policy: What Mexican Migrants Can Tell Us - 2009 Cafferty Lecture||The 2009 Cafferty Lecture will be presented by Professor Wayne A. Cornelius from the University of California, San Diego, on Thursday, October 1, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago's downtown Gleacher Center. He will present "Toward a Smarter and More Just U.S. Immigration Policy: What Mexican Migrants Can Tell Us."The Pastora San Juan Cafferty Lecture on Race and Ethnicity in American Life was established in 2005 on the occasion of the retirement of Professor Pastora San Juan Cafferty from The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. The Lecture is a forum for prominent social theorists, business executives, community leaders, philanthropists, and politicians to convene and discuss the issues critical to a well-functioning and secure society.||10/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Media Landscape: Is Journalism Dying and Where is the Information Culture Headed?||A journalist for more than 20 years, Tom Rosenstiel designedand directs the Project for Excellence in Journalism. He alsoserves as vice chairman of the Committee of ConcernedJournalists, an initiative engaged in conducting a nationalconversation among journalists about standards and values.A former media critic for the Los Angeles Times and chiefcongressional correspondent for Newsweek magazine, he alsois the editor and principal author of PEJ's Annual Report on theState of the News Media, a comprehensive report on the healthof American journalism. Rosenstiel is co-author of the CCJ'sTraveling Curriculum, an ongoing education program that hastrained more than 6,000 journalists in print, TV, and onlinenewsrooms. His books include The Elements of Journalism:What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect,with Bill Kovach. He is a frequent commentator on radio andtelevision and in print.||7/31/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gobero: An Interdisciplinary Discovery||Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, discusses an unexpected discovery he made while searching for dinosaur fossils in the Sahara desert in 2000. Sereno and his team uncovered a massive graveyard containing over 200 burials. By combining techniques from paleontology and archeology, the team was able to preserve a site that might otherwise have been lost.||7/31/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Greatest Speech of the Century: FDR's Second Bill of Rights||Law professor Cass R. Sunstein talks about his book on Franklin Delano Roosevelt and brings back from obscurity an important speech: FDR's State of the Union Address of 1944, in which he articulates the idea that human beings have inherent economic and social rights. Copyright 2004 The University of Chicago.||7/31/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Myths of Self-Masquerade||University of Chicago Divinity School Professor Wendy Doniger explores the cultural fascination with pretending to be another version of oneself, a popular theme in film, theater, and literature. Copyright 2005 The University of Chicago.||7/31/09||Free||View In iTunes|