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9-22 Ethnohistory

9-22 Ethnohistory - need to know ii Lack of some emic...

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Ethnohistory 1) History a. The study of change over time and the consequences of change b. Presentism – look at history from modern/present approach c. Histotism – look at history from view of the time i. Looking at archival records d. Etic Approach – approach and looking at it from the outside e. All historians are aware that there is no forward trajectory in history i. History doesn’t work towards a better perfect future ii. Was thought so till WWI 2) Ethnohistory a. Studies changes to cultures and indigenous customs over time and consequences of those changes using both historical and ethnographic data. b. Emic Perspective – Approaching from an inside view to understand it more i. Holistic and inclusive view of history ii. Good for writing indigenous histories c. Can’t understand things unless you know context d. Need both etic and emic perspective for 100% history e. History of “everyday” people 3) Sources of Data a. Archived Materials i. Population, migration, customs, laws, economic, food, climate data (don’t really
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Unformatted text preview: need to know) ii. Lack of some emic sources 1. So research oral histories a. Spacial – interactions between spaces b. Time – changes over time iii. Story Corps b. Art i. c. Interviews d. Linguistics i. Word comparisons and usage ii. Place names iii. Insights into history iv. Tells you about migrations/social interaction v. e. Archaeology i. Systematic landscape surveys ii. Systematic excavations at key sites iii. Land Surveys from the air iv. Excavations v. Artifacts vi. Environmental data vii. Architecture viii.Skeletons 1. Biological anthropology… teeth example (marks show up on teeth if they were malnourished at one point) 2. Medical treatments f. Ecology g. Others 4) Why study ethnohistory a. Who controls/owns history? i. Powerful governments and individuals can influence it b. Many groups of people are left out and information is lost c. Achieve self awareness d. Acknowledges authority/power via knowledge e. Lessons from the past...
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