intrB01 - introduction - Anthropology 100 Lecture Outline...

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Anthropology 100 Lecture Outline Introduction  1. The cultural embeddedness of human activity - We begin with a dopey group activity: mass cheek popping - While on one level silly, this activity raises an interesting question: what makes it  possible? - a whole variety of cultural patterns had to come together to make that sound,  including technology, constructions of time, and authority patterns - This points out the importance of appreciating cultural variation - if we take even  trivial things for granted, we make it hard both to understand other cultures and to  fully appreciate our own  2. What is  anthropology ? - Study of humanity, looking for insights into essential human nature and its capacity  for variation - Requires a  holistic  approach to understanding behavior - Example: treatment of 
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Idunno during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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