Final Exam Essay Questions

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Possible Essay Questions Question 1: the Binocular Approach At the beginning of the semester, Dr. Rubinstein described anthropology as having a  ‘binocular approach’ that balances observation of what people do (actions, behaviors,  etc.) with what people say (the meanings people give to their thoughts, beliefs, actions,  etc.).  Pick a theme from the list below and discuss three specific ethnographic examples  where the binocular approach has given anthropologists an advantage in understanding  human culture. Potential Themes: Gender and sexuality Stratification and political organization Kinship, marriage and family Economics and subsistence Language, ethnicity and nationality Question 2: the Concept of Culture Throughout the course, ‘culture’ has been a primary tool for understanding human  diversity.  However, anthropologists do not agree on a single definition of the word 
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