Anthr 102 Lecture - Anthropology 102 Annelise Riles 120 Myron Taylor Hall 5-2330 [email protected] Classroom Culture Division of roles-teacher and

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1 Anthropology 102 Annelise Riles 120 Myron Taylor Hall, 5-2330 [email protected] Classroom Culture Division of roles—teacher and student Dress Spatial location Body language Some rules are stated explicitly: I expect you to attend every class, to arrive at least 5 mn in advance, and to come prepared Many are not How did you learn classroom rules? Formal schooling Informal coaxing and prodding from your parents and other authority figures Peer pressure
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2 What you learned: Culture The ways of acting and understanding of a community Ex: Our community in this class Difference in roles between teacher and student Expectations for each—rights and responsibilities Ways we communicate Culture is not biological—not common to whole species Culture is not psychological—not just in the individual’s head Culture is internalized, often unconscious One important element of Culture Rules, or Norms May be written down May not even be made explicit Counterculture
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3 Another element of Culture: Politics What do we mean by politics? Distribution of power, authority
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2008 for the course ANTHR 1400 taught by Professor Riles, a during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Anthr 102 Lecture - Anthropology 102 Annelise Riles 120 Myron Taylor Hall 5-2330 [email protected] Classroom Culture Division of roles-teacher and

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