Anthr 102 Lecture Notes 2 - Some Historical Background...

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1 Some Historical Background Lecture 2 Annelise Riles Anthropology 102 Which of the following items “count” as elements of culture in the anthropological sense? A. ballet and opera B. how to negotiate with a used record store shop owner for a good price on an old LP C. the American flag D. A and C only E. all of the above Course Mechanics Bring your i-clicker to class REGISTER on blackboard Password is “culture” Review syllabus and lecture slides from lecture 1 Sections meet this week
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2 Which is more primitive? A. An American medical doctor B. An Azande healer What do we mean by primitive or savage? The Noble Savage Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract Human beings’ natural condition was freedom Society, the State, corrupted them, made them greedy, introduced inequalities
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3 The Contrast with Civilized Man Here’s another view: Ethnocentrism Being centered on one’s own culture, chauvenistically believing that one’s own society is the most sophisticated, advanced, or right way of living Ex: Australia’s relocation policy
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4 Social Evolutionary Theory Perversion of Darwin’s theory of biological
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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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