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Anthropology in a Changing World, Week Two History of Anthropology and Anthropological Fieldwork
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Class Outline I. Brief review II. Discussion: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema III. History of Anthropology IV. The Nature of Fieldwork
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Review I. The Four Fields of Anthropology II.Three Things to Know About Cultural Anthropology III. What Can Anthropology Teach Us?
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Body Ritual Among the Nacirema What are the major qualities of the Nacirema? Does the anthropologist do a good job of describing them? Who are the Nacirema? What does this essay say about anthropology?
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Nacirema and personal space The homework: think about personal space in American culture. Can you relate any of your observations to the Nacirema essay? The (male) body in American culture.
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To Study Culture: the History of Anthropology Two origins of Anthropological Inquiry in Europe: 1) Exploration and “discovery” of other cultures in the context of European imperialism 2) Discovery of prehistoric human tools in association with extinct mammals, buried in ground
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Unilineal Evolution ( Lewis Henry Morgan) The theory that all cultures pass through a single sequence of three stages, and that different cultures represent different stages of development.
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Morgan’s Three “Stages” Savagery : fire and primitive tools but no domesticated animals; hunter-gatherers Barbarism : domesticated animals and crops
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