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Unformatted text preview: 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 diversity....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ANT 111 taught by Professor R during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
- Spring '08