146_Final_Exam_Study_Guidex_F 2010

146_Final_Exam_Study_Guidex_F 2010 - Anthropology 146...

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Final Exam Study Guide Basic Concepts Ethnicity, indigenous people, ethnic minority Refugee, economic migrant (different statuses) Acculturation v. assimilation Issues of nation-building – mixing, splitting, role of central government, monopoly of army, power, money, foreign aid, etc. Diaspora: definition, Characteristics and examples Cultural Ecology Modes of production: foraging, pastoralism, swidden agriculture (slash-and-burn) How are indigenous groups different from large-scale commercial societies? What kinds of problems do indigenous groups and small-scale ethnic minority societies create for the state (country) where they live? How do small-scale societies attempt to preserve their identities and their ways of life when living in a state dominated by other peoples? What are the strategies they use? [think of all the films and discussions we’ve had on resistance, protest, organizing, identity-seeking, etc.] What kinds of relations do refugees from small-scale cultures retain with their homeland? (Somalis, Hmong/Iu Mien: family remittances, travel, sponsorship, funding
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