Anthropology Making a Living

Anthropology Making a Living - Anthropology: Making a...

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Anthropology: Making a Living (9/4) Questions Ch. 7: Relationships between culture and environment, cultural ecology – effects each have on other Issue of carrying capacity in a given environment – How are populations going to give environment support? What technologies allow to exist in environment? How do we transform environment by making a living in them? Economic Concerns: Adaptation of same species in environment; foxes – colors, shapes, sizes, ears, eyes, mouth Thinking about how we make a living is obscured by culture and lifestyle – rules and norms are implicitly understood: we live and embody them, thinking about economy is cultural mode of thinking To what extent can we generalize our views? This type of thinking = Formal Economics: o concerned with western market economy – industrial, driven by many deductive o we have unlimited wants and limited means for achieving – must make choices maximizing behavior o Scarcity – referring to our means for achieving/acquiring something; human behavior is driven by scarcity – promote and reward rational behavior – generalized to
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