CHAPTER ONE: PT 2 - Chapter 1 Notes What is Anthropology “It is the study of the full scope of human diversity past and present and the application of

CHAPTER ONE: PT 2 - Chapter 1 Notes What is Anthropology...

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Chapter 1 Notes What is Anthropology? “It is the study of the full scope of human diversity, past and present, and the application of that knowledge to help people of different backgrounds better understand one another” (7). The field of inquiry that studies human culture and evolutionary aspects of human biology. In short... the study of humanity . The Anthropological Perspective A broad perspective that helps us understand the diversity of the human experience within the context of biological and behavioral continuity with other species. By learning about cultures other than our own, we can avoid an ethnocentric view of other cultures. By recognizing that we have similarities with other animals, we may recognize that they have a place in nature just as we do. The Four Fields of Anthropology 1) Cultural All aspects of human behavior. Ethnography is the central tool. Detailed descriptive studies of human societies. Form the basis for comparative studies of numerous cultures.
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  • Fall '18
  • April Mejia
  • Anthropology, Holistic perspective

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