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ANTH 135; Intro To Cultural Anthropology/ Dr. Marisa O. Ensor Introduction to Cultural Anthropology ANTH 135 First Midterm--Study Guide Be sure to understand the following concepts, and be prepared to provide examples when appropriate. 1. Anthropology and cultural anthropology. 2. Culture. 3. Holism. 4. Ideological and instrumental components of culture. 5. Ideal cultural and real culture. 6. Ethnography and ethnology. 7. Participant observation. 8. Emic and etic perspectives of culture. 9. Ethnocentrism. 10. Cultural relativism. 11. Moral relativism. 12. Social construct. 13. Thomas theorem. 14. Conceptual and operational definitions.
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Unformatted text preview: 15. Class, caste, and rank societies. 16. Ascribed status v achieved status 17. Slavery, human trafficking and smuggling. 18. Race. 19. Ethnicity. 20. Ethnic groups and ethnic markers. Essay questions 1. Why is the concept of “race” considered a social construct? Why did racial typologies emerge? Why do some societies attach social significance to differences in skin color, hair texture, etc., but not to others such as height, eye color, or hair color? 2. Who are the Swahili and what is their importance in eastern African history? (Critical question # 1 in Faces of Anthropology , pg. 102)....
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