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Culture Ritual Symbol Cultural difference Culture shock Socialization Ethnography Myth Magic Primitive Noble savage: human being’s natural condition was freedom… society, the State, corrupted them, made them greedy, introduced inequalities Ethnocentrism: Being centered on one’s own culture, chauvinistically believing that one’s own society is the most sophisticated, advanced or right way of living Social context Social construction (of truth) Cultural relativism: the view that it is important to seek to understand other people’s ways of knowing the world on their own terms, rater than judging them according to your own. Linguistic competence Long-term residence Participant observation: have to negotiate your role, become vulnerable Inductive reasoning Total social organization: fieldwork method is well-suited to get at integrated totalities because it doesn’t artificially chop human experience up (economy politics religion)
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Reflexivity: turning insights gained from studying other people back on your own culture
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