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Lecture 10

Lecture 10

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Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTB20H3
Professor
Girish Daswani

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Week 10 – Global Media: Hindi film in Tibetan and Nigerian contexts
Guest lecture in culture, politics, globalization
Timm Lau
-Poor roofing on first generation houses from 1960s
-Development going on, 2nd and 3rd generation houses getting better
-Build better housing
-Sweater market – bought, sent to the places where they are sold and stacked and sold to
customers
-Tibetan trade is significant in local Indian economy
Appadurai: the imingation as social practice
-He coined the term social imaginary
-Major accomplishment there are anthropological ways to think about modernity,
consumption, public culture public culture
-Since these have not traditionally been part of anthropological research, anthropologists
have for a long time hesitated to develop tools for dealing with them empirically and
theoretically
-Imagination as a social practice
-It is composed of 5 dimensions of global cultural flow; or 5 dimensions of globalscap”
flowing across cultural boundaries:
-1. Ethnoscapes – people
-2. Mediascapes
-3. Technoscapes -
-4. Finanscapes – currency markets
-5. Ideoscapes – ideologies
Ethnoscapes – according to him are landscapes of persons who constitute the shifting world in
which we live tourists, immigrants refugees exiles guest workers and other moving groups and
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persons constitute an essential feature of the world and appear to affect the politics of and
between nations to a hitherto unprecedented degree
-Lot of movement of people going on
Mediascapes – 2 main characteristics – the first involves the distribution of the electronic
capabilities to produce and disseminate information and the 2nd involves the images of the world
created by these media
-Led to imagine ourselves in relation to that imagery
Social imaginary – imagination as a social practice which takes place in a globalized world we
live in now
Hindi films and Tibetans in India
-Social environment – attracting interest – continuum of impressions you get
-Personal identity we have is constricted
-For young diasporic Tibetansstrongly identify with Tibetan preservation – Tibetans in
Tibet cannot practice their culture freely – they feel an obligation on themselves they have
to preserve their culture, and see a growing gap between them and their grandparents of
how much they know the language and culture
Tibetan cultural background
-For Tibetans Being friendly is a moral default position – how you should be
-Should be harmonious relationships in family
-Tibetans have a distrust in in-laws – they assume in laws can be trouble cause they
outsiders from family group – some do cross cousin marriage
Tibetans are famous for social practice – polyandry
-Marrying more than one male
-Its fraternal(brothers) rooted in idea that brothers are the closest kinship tie you can have
-Harmony is center of that relationship
-Polyandry – make relationship really friendly
-Older informants – all brothers marry one wife – not true
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Week 10 Global Media: Hindi film in Tibetan and Nigerian contexts Guest lecture in culture, politics, globalization Timm Lau - Poor roofing on first generation houses from 1960s - Development going on, 2 and 3 generation houses getting better - Build better housing - Sweater market bought, sent to the places where they are sold and stacked and sold to customers - Tibetan trade is significant in local Indian economy Appadurai: the imingation as social practice - He coined the term social imaginary - Major accomplishment there are anthropological ways to think about modernity, consumption, public culture public culture - Since these have not traditionally been part of anthropological research, anthropologists have for a long time hesitated to develop tools for dealing with them empirically and theoretically - Imagination as a social practice - It is composed of 5 dimensions of global cultural flow; or 5 dimensions of global scap flowing across cultural boundaries: - 1. Ethnoscapes people - 2. Mediascapes - 3. Technoscapes - - 4. Finanscapes currency markets - 5. Ideoscapes ideologies Ethnoscapes according to him are landscapes of persons who constitute the shifting world in which we live tourists, immigrants refugees exiles guest workers and other moving groups and www.notesolution.com
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