ANT 102-9-10 - 9/10/09 Assignment Lee: Eating Christmas in...

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9/10/09 Assignment Lee: Eating Christmas in the Kalahari Review session 5:30-6:30, SBS 5 th . Floor lounge Today About the Quiz -Bring pencil -Test will be 25 MC, 5 choices per question, 25 minutes -Everything from first two weeks, lectures, readings and video, one question from syllabus,2-3 from two readings,2-3 on video, rest from lecture Anthropological Ideas What is Cognitive Anth./ Structuralism (Levi-Strauss) -attempt to explain cultures by looking at different mental categories in order to organize their world -complementary oppostions (up, down hot, cold) everyone thinks in these terms, by looking at their cognitive thinking -fixed structures in the brain to understand culture, trying to find dichotomies -We could see flowers and weeds, others could think food What is Cultural Materialism (Harris) -Culture is shaped by what is around us, tangible, measurable material things -Societies good, technology (western) or population size/distribution -Marx tried to analyze different societies by the goods they produced
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ANT 102-9-10 - 9/10/09 Assignment Lee: Eating Christmas in...

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