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anthro2.1029 - Anthropology 2 Hines 10/29/07 Lecture 10 1....

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Anthropology 2 Hines 10/29/07 Lecture 10 1. Interpretive anthropology = Geertz Ethnographers do ethnography The best is thick description Articulate, to: Communicate to others, e.g. MM Bourgois’ What produces thickness? Layers of relevant context a. webs of significance = Weber 2. Thick description=what anthropologists do Understand relevant context and meaning 3. e.g. wink v. blink Which is which How do you know Have to understand rules and know relevant contexts Meaning is neither a product of closing eye nor possible meanings of closing eye, it is who is winking to who, etc. Different meanings between different people, man and woman, man and man, man and mother, etc Individual winking delineate relative context of what it means Proper depth can achieve thick description Monty Python “Nudge Nudge” Recognize metaphors a. context Meaning is contextual Where and when Who is speaking
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course ANTH 1 taught by Professor Hines during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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anthro2.1029 - Anthropology 2 Hines 10/29/07 Lecture 10 1....

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