Lecture 9-18 - ANTHRO Lecture Culture"Codebook of reality...

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ANTHRO Lecture 9-18-07 Culture – “Codebook” of reality; transforms physical reality Into experienced reality Systems of proof vary in different cultures Reality is subjective Picasso what criticized for distorting human features We learn what standards of representation make things more real We learn what standards of representation make things more real Time, Space, Perception, Cognition Edward Hall: 1950s: Perceptions of time and space differ and are culturally patterned, Western Time, Linear time, Proverbs & Technology Malinowski did a study in which time was not linear VCR’s allowed us to manipulate time Capturing someone on video camera and replaying it later helps us learn time Soft time – times shift because people are always reachable
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Unformatted text preview: Space organized according to cultural patterns: Japanese flower arranging takes into account empty space, Americans like everything full, In Paris streets go out from center Functions of space : In American, certain rooms have specific rules, i.e. eating, watching tv, working: In Japan, walls in houses are removable, In India, there are rooms of superiority & inferiority Edward Hall coined the term personal space Perception: what you see Cognition: understanding and organizing what you see Relative Frame of Reference : Left, right, Front, back Absolute Frame of Reference : fixed cardinal directions: North, south, east, west...
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  • Spring '08
  • Peters
  • Transforms physical reality, experienced reality Systems, different cultures Reality, time Soft time, Cognition Edward Hall

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