Session 7 - Shaub 1 Christie Shaub March 1, 2008 Professor...

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Shaub 1 Christie Shaub March 1, 2008 Professor Linden Sunstein Ch. 7 Sunstein Fieldworking Chapter 7 – Researching Archives: Locating Culture 1. What are archives ? Archives are a collection of important documents and artifacts which is important to a culture or subculture and leaves behind some traditions, history or explanations of history. 2. What is the difference between synchronic and diachronoic organization (p. 373)? Give an example of each from your own fieldwork data. Synchronic organization is when you consider a historical artifact at one point in time with a broad range of cultural information coming to bear that one point in time. Diachronic is when you consider a historical artifact across multiple points in time. If I looked at the classroom rules, I could look at them from a diachronic point of view and look at how they have changed over his years of teaching. If I looked at the poster of a Wizard on the wall I could find out what that poster meant at the time it was drawn, what it was
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