AN101 - midterm study guide

AN101 - midterm study guide - Chapter One Essay Questions:...

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Chapter One Essay Questions : Define culture as it is implied by Omohundro and list four of the seven basic ideas about culture that are held by anthropologists today. Why is culture not behavior? What is the definition of ethnography? How do the terms; society, subculture and ethnic group relate to the definition of culture? How is race a cultural rather than biological construct? What's the difference between subculture and ethnic group? What does it mean when an anthropologist looks at a culture from a relativistic perspective? Name five of the seven characteristics of culture mentioned in chapter one. what isn't culture? give at least three examples and describe. what are five of the seven characteristics of “culture?” What is the process of learning a culture called? define racism? Chapter Two Essay Questions
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According to Omohundro, what is the best method and approach to use to observe a culture? Give three examples of what this approach entails. Give one example of how this method contrasts with another approach. What are response effects and what are the variables that affect it? As a participant observer, what duties and routines does one participate in and why? What are three of the steps to become a participant observer? Give three critiques and/or weaknesses of ethnographic fieldwork. List and describe five fieldwork methods List three of the four domains in which anthropologists activities are governed by ethical considerations. Give examples for two of the ones you list. Chapter Three Essay Questions
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"What is Holism? Why do anthropologists value it? In what context is it used or practiced?" What is reductionism? This is the opposite of holism or simplifying a problem to just the few factors or variables that
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AN101 - midterm study guide - Chapter One Essay Questions:...

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