Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2090: Sound and Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
1. Sound, Space and Place (part 1)
2. Sound, Space and Place (part 2)
3. Audible Pasts
5. Sound and Surveillance
6. Sound and Control
7. Sound and Sensory politics
9. Sonic sites (a case study of a particular sonic environment)
10. Anthropology in Sound
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||22||11 x 2 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||40||Examination preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||42||Module Reading|
|Guided independent study||26||Essay writing|
|Guided independent study||20||Seminar Preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Web based and electronic resources:
Anthropology and Sound - online resource produced through a collaboration between the Centre for Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice at the London College of Communication and the Anthropology Department at the University of St Andrews - http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/soundanth/index.php
Cusick, S. 2006. ‘Music as torture: Music as weapon’. Transcultural Music Review 10.http://www.sibetrans.com/trans/a152/music-as-torture-music-as-weapon.
Other Learning Resources
Drever, J. 2005. Sounding Dartmoor. iDAT.
Feld, S. 1991. Voices of the Rainforest. Rykodisc.
Rice, T. 2015. Govindpuri Sound. BBC World Service Documentary. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hm1rx
Wynne, J. 2007. Hearts, Lungs and Minds. BBC Radio 4 documentary