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EXAM ONE REVIEW GUIDEAnthropology 101, Chivens, WN 2019Note: Minor details subject to change, though any changes would be widely publicized!Introduction to the CourseAbility to name the four fields of anthropology is often wise for these exams!· Linguistic· Archaeological· Cultural· BiologicalBasic Questions of CultureTerms to know from lecture and/or KOT:Ø Ethnocentrism- the tendency to view one’s culture as superior and to use one’s own standards and values in judging outsidersØ Familiarizing Strategies- Making the strange familiar; learning unfamiliar categories on theirown termsØ Defamiliarizing Strategies- Making the familiar strange; unsettling what is taken foor grantedØ Juxtaposition- When things appear out of placeØ Thin vs. Thick Descriptions(ßvery, very basic sense of that)Ø Universals- Biological, psychological, social, and cultural features that are found in every culture. Examples: languages, tools, symbols, sexuality, infant dependencyØ Particulars- A trait or feature that is confirmed to a single place, culture or society. Example:Pork barbecue with mustard based sauce in South CarolinaUnderstand the basic argument on historical particulaism posed in the work of Franz Boas (see lecture slides in particular).· Each society has its own unique historical development and must be understood based on its own specific cultural and environmental context, especially its historical process.· Its core premise was that culture was a “set of ideas or symbols held in common by a group of people who see themselves as a social group.”· Argued that cultural forms are the result of local contexts and local histories.· Not the result of intrinsic or hierarchical differences between human groups, ie., not “primitive” vs. “advanced”Video: Food Court Musicalà Which of the key terms from above did we use to explain this short improv video? ()Juxtaposition
Readings: John O’Shea on the life and the Huron River, and Laura Bohannan’s “Reading Shakespeare in the Bush”. For these general reading comprehension will suffice.Shakespeare in the Bush:General Comprehension:· Bohannan tried to retell the story hamlet to a tribe in West Africa.· She had great difficulty in doing so because she believed that the message of Hamlet was universal.

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