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anth notes 1 - Anthropology o Anthropos logia(study of...

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Anthropology o Anthropos + logia (study of humans) o Offers general perspective Culture & evolution Specific societies one at a time Ethnography – the study of specific societies Why? – we all have to learn how to live together Helps us analyze & learn about our own culture Study of Human: Past artifacts Biology Language Culture How do animals see and interpret human signs? What can we learn from how animals see the world? Autism The way people with autism see the world shows us how embedded we are in our linguistic culture We assume things should be as they are o Ie before walking into the lecture building we didn’t check to make sure the other side of the building existed. Non autistic v autistic brain o Example: gorillas in our midst video (most people do not see the gorilla because they are focusing on how many passes are being made) Animals in Translation (Temple Grandin) o Visual thinker Differentiates small dog from cat because dog has a “dog nose” (same
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