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ANTHROPOLOGY_x_GLOBA - Anthropology.is about taking people seriously It is about trying to understand how people interpret and act in the world

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Anthropology…. “… is about taking people seriously. It is about trying to understand how people interpret and act in the world. Anthropologists listen to what people say, watch what they do, and they try to make sense of their words and their deeds by putting them into context” - Jeremy MacClancy
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Anthropology The study of humans 5 fields Physical/Biological Archaeology Linguistic Cultural Applied Goals of Anthropology explain human variety understand human difference affect social policy
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Characteristics of Anthropology Holistic -- systems oriented Humans are physical and social organisms Looks at humans through time and space Include all areas of life Uses the comparative method is cautious with idea of human universals
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Hallmarks of Doing Anthropology Concept of culture: Learned and shared behaviors, categories, beliefs, meanings material, mental and social products Goal: To try to understand a culture on its own terms Fieldwork
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ANTHROPOLOGY_x_GLOBA - Anthropology.is about taking people seriously It is about trying to understand how people interpret and act in the world

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