Anthropology 2 Final Exam

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Anthropology 2 Final Exam Lecture 2/11: Ideology – world-view or set of beliefs with a distinct moral or ethical perspective - study of ideas, values, symbols by which authority is asserted moral relativism – working to understand distinct moral or ethical values stories convey moral/ideological messages Lecture 2/18: “studying down” exoticizes groups/cultures while it normalized dominant cultures Science is part of society as a whole, and thus affects us all Michel Foucault – interested in power and how it works Lecture 2/20: Central Axiom – belief that nuclear weapons will never be used Ritual is a communicative or symbolic action, often viewed at separate from everyday action Maintaining secrecy is a form of ritual (to discipline scientists – keep secrets in lab) Lecture 2/23: Scientists distance themselves from human beings Representation of the body is cultural Western culture tradition – mind/body dualism -the way that humans view and value the human body is shaped by culture Different cultures view death differently Lecture 3/2: As social values change, ‘culture’ changes ‘culture’ is entangled with identity politics Cultural fundamentalism – there is one ‘authentic’ expression of a culture In Gusterson, scientists are unemotional about making weapons because believe that weapons will never be used The boundaries of ‘culture’ are impossible to pin down
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course ANTH 2 taught by Professor Hindes during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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