10-8 Cultural Anthropology

10-8 Cultural Anthropology - C ultu ral Anth ropology A)...

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Cultural Anthropology A) Sociality among Non-Humans a. 45% of nonhuman primates i. Make social groups, complex tools, hunt (with tools and in groups), behavioral traditions. b. Dolphins c. Bees d. Wolves e. Birds f. KEY: Need for Complex Whole that includes rules for behavior, art, knowledge, etc. i. So traditionally only humans have culture B) Defining Culture a. The acquired knowledge that people use to interpret their world and generate social behavior. b. Culture… is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, arts, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. – Sir Edward Tyler 1871 i. Doesn’t mention biological factors c. The extra-somatic means of adaptation for the human organism – Leslie White 1964 i. Social Darwinism d. Characterized as sets of control mechanisms-plans, recipes, rules, instructions, what computers engineers call programs for the governing of behavior. – C. Geertz 1973
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i. Culture is much more fluid and not as mechanistic C) Explaining the Human Condition
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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