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Based on chapter 5 in the key concepts and 8 and 9 in perspectives

Based on chapter 5 in the key concepts and 8 and 9 in perspectives

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Based on chapter 5 in the key concepts and 8 and 9 in perspectives 2 page + works cited does function imply stability? Define social stability and discuss both positive and  negative aspects of social stability. Some functionalists argue that a cultural practice will not persist unless it fulfills a  function for that culture.   There are numerous customs that exist or have existed,  however, that have no apparent reason behind them.  What are some examples of them,  and how might they be reconciled with a functionalist perspective? Neo-evolutionism Leslie Alvin White Proponent of cultural evolution. Helped create department of anthropology at U of M. On culture:  theory on culture rekindled interest in social evolution             Culture is always evolving
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Unformatted text preview: Culture is a superorganic entity Three levels, technological, social organization, and ideological Each level rested on the previous one 5 stages Human muscle Animal muscle Plant energy Natural resource energy Nuclear energy Julian Haynes steward Theory on Social Change, 1955 Quote “There are no theories unless based upon fact, but facts exist only within the context of a theory” Advocated inductive reasoning and the gathering of data, but also brought back deductive reasoning to anthro Epistemology Steward pioneered settlement pattern archaeology Also stressed importance of ethnographic data for archaeological investigations Steward sought cause and effect relationships in historical situations Primarily known for cultural ecology and...
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