Wk 1B The Meaning of Culture 1-16-08

Wk 1B The Meaning of Culture 1-16-08 - Introduction to...

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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology ANT 302 Wednesday January 16, 2008
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Key Concepts Culture Capitalism Colonialism Ideology Hegemony Ethnocentrism
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Culture Culture is a concept; not a set of things or positions or states of being Culture has complex and variable meanings over time The concept of culture is interconnected with larger political, economic and historical forces Cultural phenomena are conditioned by power relations (relations of inequality) at particular moments in history
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Colonial Empire 1898
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Culture: a standard of aesthetic excellence Culture with a capital “C”: “the intellectual side of civilization” Defined by ‘classic’ European aesthetic forms (opera, ballet, theatre, literature, art); fixed definition Assumption: only Europeans have culture and those living in colonized regions do not. Culture is an achieved state;
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course ANT 302 taught by Professor Seriff during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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Wk 1B The Meaning of Culture 1-16-08 - Introduction to...

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