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Anth 2, winter 2009 - Keywords for midterm Please note: this is only to aid you as you study – it is not meant to (nor will it!) provide you with a complete list of the terms, ideas, concepts or theories that you may be tested on. To be prepared for the exam you must also review: - lecture notes - required readings Culture First, culture comprises those human traits that are learned and learnable and are therefore passed on socially and mentally, rather than biologically. Second, culture is in some sense a ‘complex whole.’ Although hotly debated, the fundamental idea that all those ‘capabilities and habits’ can and should be considered together is a powerful one. It means that basic areas of human life , spanning everything from techniques of food production to theories of the afterlife, have some coherence and a distinct logic that can be discovered by a single discipline.” (from Thomas Barfield,
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Unformatted text preview: Dictionary of Anthropology , Wiley-Blackwell, 1998, pp. 98-99 – emphasis added) ethnography qualitative & quantitative research cultural relativism ethnocentrism functionalism structural-functionalism fieldwork kula potlatch Azande witchcraft ‘skull doctors’ eugenics cultural relativism culture and personality participant observation salvage ethnography institutions monogamy polygamy brideservice brideprice/bridewealth dowry levirate sororate patrilineal/matrilineal bilateral/unilineal fictive kinship culture-bound syndromes ideology class dialectical materialism material life cross-cultural comparison descriptive or cognatic kinship classificatory kinship social functions of marriage sex vs. gender People Ruth Benedict Franz Boas Emile Durkheim Bronislaw Malinowski Marcel Mauss Margaret Mead E. E. Evans-Pritchard...
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  • Spring '08
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  • Anthropology, cultural relativism Culture, Ruth Benedict Franz Boas Emile Durkheim Bronislaw Malinowski Marcel Mauss Margaret Mead E. E. Evans-Pritchard, kinship classificatory kinship, relativism ethnocentrism functionalism, bilateral/unilineal fictive kinship

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