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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.

Cultural Studies (video) 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.

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    A canção no Brasil: Literature, Music, and the Brazilian Popular Song

    A canção no Brasil: Literature, Music, and the Brazilian Popular Song

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    Musician and scholar Jose Miguel Wisnik, with guitarist and writer Arthur Nestrovski, combined their academic, musical, and literary skills to create a blend between the classroom and the stage. The event showcased songs representative of the Brazilian songbook, including Vinicius de Moraes' "A Felicidade" and Caetano Veloso's "Pecado Original."

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    U.S. & China: Cultural Values for Dialogue

    U.S. & China: Cultural Values for Dialogue

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    Dwight N. Hopkins, professor of Theology and director of M.A. Studies in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, discussed cultural and inter-religious values between the United States and China, and American literature with students in Jinan and Beijing.

    • 55 min
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    Divine Detection: Crime and the Metaphysics of Disorder

    Divine Detection: Crime and the Metaphysics of Disorder

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    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
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    Russian Duo Performance

    Russian Duo Performance

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    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.

    • 1 hr 9 min
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    The Recent Revolution in Cultural Economics

    The Recent Revolution in Cultural Economics

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    • 1 hr 3 min
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    ALASH, Throat Singers from Tuva, Concert

    ALASH, Throat Singers from Tuva, Concert

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    • 1 hr 20 min

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