Anthro2 - Characteristics of Culture 1 Artificial learned...

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Characteristics of Culture: 1. Artificial- learned not innate. 2. Learned 3. Not static- pick and choose as they wish. Add and subtract stuff. Change 4. Have History- passed on traditions and such 5. Some level of inequality- hierarchy Terms: 1. Ethnocentrism- belief that your culture is best 2. Cultural relativism- suspending judgment of other culture in order to better understand its values and perspectives. 3. Ethnography- written account by an anthropologist of another culture 4. Participant observation- method anthropologists’ use in which they live amongst culture they are studying. 5. Holistic perspective- “whole”- all the functions of society coexist to create whole 6. Emic- an insiders perspective 7. Etic- an outsiders perspective History- Medieval Europe- pyramid-“the Great Chain of Being” 1. God 2. Pope 3. Kings and Queens 4. Nobility 5. Warriors 6. Peasants 1500-1800 Renaissance 1. Discovery and change- scientific development Middle Ages 1. Earth is 5000-6000 years old –Bible
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