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Unformatted text preview: Agenda Surprise Quiz 1 Group discussion of political ecology focusing on resources and power. Introduce Case Study 1 for next week. Quiz 1
Culture Analysis Concepts 1.The ability or practice of viewing beliefs and customs of other people within the context of their cultural matrix rather than from one's own is referred to as A. socialization B. enculturation C. cultural relativity D. cultural adaptation 2. The tendency to to judge the customs of another society by the standards of one's own is labeled A. enculturation B. empiricism C. culture theory D. ethnocentricism 3. The behavioral strategies a population employs to acquire and distribute food are A. procurement systems. B. human ecology. C. a form of natural selection. D. call systems 4. The mechanism of biological inheritance of traits known as genetics was first discovered by A. Darwin B. Mendell C. Wallace E. Lyell 5. The application of ecological models and environmental studies to the study of cultural evolution is the field of A. resource management. B. procurement system study. C. political ecology. D. human ecology. Political ecology
Power and Resources Discussion Group Questions 1. Work in small groups to probe and deconstruct the many issues associated with politics and resource use. First you will need to identify as many related issues of which you are aware. Save all your group thoughts as a concept map or interaction list. We will open the discussion to the whole class. Questions 1. Consider the concept of property ownership. How might this affect/restrict/enable access to resources? 2. Should certain resources be considered universal (access a human right)? 3. Should modern states allow free movement over political boundaries by traditional societies that historically have not been so restricted? Case Studies
Applying Social Analysis to Culture and Adaptation In Chapter 3 we will examine Dobe and Inuit groups. Our first case study will look closely at Ojibwa transformation. We will then critically compare and contrast these three the cultural trajectories of these groups. Finally, we will apply principles of political ecology to the cases. Case 1 Ojibwa All current Ojibwa reservations. Pow Wow, Michigan, meeting of the tribes of the Great lakes region. Example of cultural adaptation? On website as pdf Download and read abridged article. The brief for this case study suggests that Ojibwa culture has changed radically since contact with Europeans and with introduction of a new form of economy. Let us assume for the moment this assessment is correct... Describe the process using examples from the article illustrating how Ojibwa spirituality and relationships with sacred landscapes have been altered using a basic concept map with two foci: Ojibwa and Nature. Describe three ways in which the Ojibwa relationship (interaction and conception of place) with their environment has changed since the seventeenth century. What has been the impact of these changes on Ojibwa culture? (Consider family or sex roles, for example). Cite at least three ways in which Ojibwa social relations were transformed according to clues within the article. ...
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