ANT100 – SC Section – Week Two - Bullets

ANT100 – SC Section – Week Two - Bullets

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ANT100 – Socio-Cultural Section – Week Two Prof. Joshua Barker, Wed. 4-5pm, AP228 1. Review: What do anthropologists do? Our theoretical and analytical ‘moves’: decentre, deconstruct, denaturalize (like Copernicus, Darwin, Freud) but using concept of culture to challenge ethnocentric assumptions 2. How do we understand cultural difference? Ethnocentrism vs. Cultural Relativism Define ethnocentrism and describe the two main ways in which it operates in our society Define cultural relativism and describe the two main ways it challenges ethnocentric understandings of the peoples and cultures of the world Four examples of ethnocentric claims and four cultural relativist critiques of these claims: infanticide in mesoamerican cultures (textbook); virginity testing in Turkey (Carol Delaney); fertilization in scientific publications (Emily Martin); female circumcision in northern Sudan (Janice Boddy) vs male circumcision in Toronto. 3.
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