Anth 2 110106

Anth 2 110106 - Anth 2 110106 MM and COAIS MMs...

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Anth 2 110106 MM and COAIS MM’s work/reputation survived critique DF [Freeman] part of vocal minority w/in anthro “a little shine” Interpretive Anthropology [Clifford Geertz] -Max Weber: man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun” -Geertz: culture is those webs “Not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretive one in search of meaning” Geertz: anthropology is what anthropologists do and they “do” ethnography The best of ethnographies are thick description Wink v. Blink: [both are contraction of the eye] 1. one is physical stimuli [blink] 2. one is more complex [wink] which is which? How do you know? -have to understand rules and know “relavent” context[s] -difference: symbolic intent [what anthropologist interpret] -meaning is contextual - context> where and when -who is speaking -who is listening -relationship btwn them [as individuals and as representatives of groups or types] -intended audience -received message
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