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1 Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 (11A) 1 st Response Paper A. Defining Terms Holistic-trying to fit together all that is known about human beings Comparative Perspective-considering all the similarities and differences in as wide a range of human societies as possible before generalizing about what it means to be human Evolutionary Perspective-looking for patters of orderly change of time in the biological and cultural aspects of humanity . Culture-sets of leaned behaviors and ideas that human beings acquire as members of society Biological Anthropology-the subfield of anthropology that looks at human beings as biological organisms Archaeology-a cultural anthropology of the human past, involving the analysis of the material remains of earlier human societies Linguistic Anthropology-the branch of anthropology that is the study of human language Cultural Anthropology-the branch of anthropology that investigates how variation in the beliefs and behaviors of members of different human groups is shaped by culture Participant Observation-a research method involving the fieldworkers taking part as fully as they can in a group’s social activities, as well as by observing those activities as outsiders Ethnography-a scholarly work about a specific way of life Positivism-the theory that a properly trained mind could observe the ways of the human being and could apply the scientific method in any area of anthropological interest Modernism-the practice of liberating oneself of outdated traditions that prevent
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stutz during the Fall '08 term at Emory.

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1st response paper - 1 Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101...

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