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Review for Exam #2 Anthropology 104, fall 2017 Powerpoint and Readings: Second class, August 29 What are the characteristics of culture? Norms, values, symbols, mental maps of reality. How they grew up. Nature through the lens of culture. What do we mean by the expression “culture trumps nature”? People blame their actions based on their culture when in reality it was their nature. What are the key dynamics of globalization that anthropologists must address in our work? Time-space compression, flexible accumulation, increasing migration, uneven development. All human beings are connected. Powerpoint and Readings, August 31 What is the difference between sex and gender ? (See also ppt on November 7, “Understanding Inequality”) How did gender inequality arise in the history of human societies? Sex is what you are born as, while gender is what you identify as. Gender inequality is developed during when humans became sedentary. Tuesday, October 10: The Story of Housing Discrimination What is redlining? To refuse a loan or insurance to someone because they live in an area that is deemed to be a poor financial risk. Powerpoint and Readings, Tuesday, October 24 What do we mean by the expression, “intersectionality”?
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