Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2090: Sound and Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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
3. Audible Pasts
5. Sound and Surveillance
6. Sound and Control
7. Sound and Sensory politics
8. Listening as a methodology
9. Professional listening practices
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 lecturers/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