Anthropology Terms For Midterm

Anthropology Terms For Midterm - 1 Fieldwork is a general...

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1. Fieldwork- is a general term that is used randomly by anthropologists when it comes to the strategies they use to collect data. 2. Ethnography : the study of culture in its natural settings 3. Ethnographic techniques: learning the language, taking an emic perspective, another culture vs. one own culture, interviews, informants, archeological methods, 4. Globalization 5. Culture as an integrated whole : every culture is integrated as a whole Anthropologists customarily imagine a culture as a well-structured system made up of distinctive parts that function together as an organized whole. While they distinguish each part as a clearly defined unit with its own features, anthropologists recognize that divisions between cultural units aren’t clear. They view each unit in terms of its larger context and carefully examine its connections to related cultural features. 6. Culture is symbolic: language-using words to represent objects and
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