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FOLK 647 301 Orality and Literacy

Jay Dautcher
Seminar: Wednesday 2:00-5:00

Cross-listed with ANTH 647

Across the humanistic social sciences, debates on language, rationality, consciousness, aesthetics and culture center on the effects of orality, writing, print and electronic media upon embodying and expressing knowledge, recording and representing social experience. Join us un reading social theory from across disciplines, as we examine the ancient past and the futuristic present, observing and listening to the play of power, gender, and identity in the signifying and sensorial practices of individual and institutional subjects.

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