Anthropology Introduction

Anthropology Introduction - Introduction to Anthropology...

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Introduction to Anthropology Anthropology – describes, analyzes different cultures *Culture – about adaptation and learned behavior, even anthropologists don’t agree with definition of *Society – culture is integral to institutions and societies not separate from them *Globalization – concerned across time and location, not within a time period or bound to specific location *Cultural Universals/ Cultural Relativity – we all do the same things in different ways *Ethnocentrism – study cultures and societies with bias *Reflexivity – opposite of ethnocentrism, recognition of your role in the study *Politics – to Anthropologists: power, authority, administration and our relationships to them; to political science: it is broken to administration, voting, etc. Holistic approach to anthropology – looking at ALL Challenge straightforward, accepted ideas – ideals of self-interest, individualism, modern Americans ex. Of Amish who consider community more important Divided into 4 Fields (+1) 1. Cultural – especially concerned with differences in similarity through comparative perspective, flexible in the way we adapt to environment, communicate and share
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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