Unformatted text preview: Cultural Anthropologists try to be an insider/outsider, a “participant observer.” • Consider that there are unique benefits to being an insider and to being an outsider. • Each position offers an important perspective and provides unique understandings. Evolutionary Theories 19 th Century Ways of Viewing Human Diversity • Savagery • Barbarism • Civilization • Do these perspectives still exist today? Evolutionary Theories Bad Ideas in the Past and the Present • Reflect values/concerns of societies creating the theories. Based on technology Hierarchical Place themselves on top! Viewing the Other How should we view the people we will read about and study this semester? • Try to understand yourself as you try to understand an “other.” • Read/watch carefully • Read/watch respectfully • Read/watch with open eyes, ears, and minds!...
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- Fall '18
- Cynthia Reeves
- Cultural Anthropology, Nacirema, Evolutionary Theories, 19th Century Ways