4.08.08 Week 2

4.08.08 Week 2 - 4/08/08 Anthro 2A Week 2 Get anthro notes...

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4/08/08 Anthro 2A Week 2 Get anthro notes from Clare…. Aspects of culture: Culture is a system of meaning embedded in symbols.  1. Cultures and their symbols are “artificial”  2. Cultures are learned! Cultural beliefs values and behaviors are learned; they are not innate 3. Cultures change over time. They are not static! 4. All cultures have a history. No one living today is “stuck’ in the stone age. 5. Culture is shared . >> Clip on Napoleon Chagnon – doing fieldwork among the Yanomamo.  The Yanomamo live in S. America – Amazon Jungle History of Anthropology In the middle ages in Europe there was a strong belief in social hierarchy. ‘beliefs in that some  people are superior to others’ those people who had higher authority/social positions were  placed there by god With the massive social and political changes of the 1500-1700 hundreds, many people no  longer accepted this belief. Social equality was now emphasized rather than social hierarchy.  Inequality continued to be widespread, even within Europe, despite the fact that equality was 
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4.08.08 Week 2 - 4/08/08 Anthro 2A Week 2 Get anthro notes...

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