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Assignment 1: LASA 2: Ethnographic Comparison M5 A1Assignment 1: LASA 2: Ethnographic Comparison Denika TurnerAugust 17, 2015Diversity and World Cultures | HUM215 G01Katie SechlerArgosy University Online
Assignment 1: LASA 2: Ethnographic Comparison M5 A1AbstractAnthropologists are interested in framing broad hypotheses about human behavior. In order to do this, it is imperative to use examples from multiple cultures to ensure that their conclusions are not grounded in a single case. In this paper Korean and Indian culture will be compared and contrasted based on the domestic life and kinship aspects of human culture. Kinship is important to anthropology because anthropology is the study of human behavior and human behavior is variable. For years, kinship studies has been about fitting other cultures into formulaic and Eurocentric models, and about defining the "standard" family orientation. Now there is more of an emphasis on the exceptions, and those who lie at the margins of otherness. However, much of our behavior is determined by survival success for ourselves and our kin. For example, if a person is in a sinking ship with three strangers, they are more likely to try and save themselves than risk their life for strangers. However, if trapped with family, there isa greater possibility that the individual will risk their life to save their kin..
Assignment 1: LASA 2: Ethnographic Comparison M5 A1KoreaKorea is located in the far East side of Asia, it is a divided country. “At the End of World War II in 1948, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel. This resulted in North Korea and South Korea. North Korea became communist, while South Korea did not.” (Holloway, 2007)The native language of Korea is Korean, an Altaic language shared by both North and South Korea. This language has various dialects much like English it is widely understood everywhere. Koreanis also the way Korea upholds their traditional values, social status and respect are built into the language directly. Koreans change certain words depending on who they are speaking to this keeps tradition ever present in Korea. The most popular city in South Korea Is Seoul other cities would include Pusan, Inchon, Kwangju, Taejon, and Taegu. “Seoul is the capital and most important city of South Korea. It is very city-like and could be compared to New York City. There is plenty to do there, especially at night. Shopping stands are open during the night and it isn't a quiet place at night either! There is always something to do anytime of the day.” (Holloway, 2007) South Korea is considered a placethat’s modernizing vastly however in the less populated rural and poorer areas people live very traditionally. Compared to the cities where many people live in apartments the rural areas containtraditional housing. The two most popularly practiced religions in Korea are Buddhism and Christianity.

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