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Lecture3 - Lecture 3 Anthropology and...

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Lecture 3 Anthropology and Society -anthropologists form part of the world -anthropologists study the world -there is no purely objective position Modern Knowledge: Statistics & Geography Modernity -popular usage: current, actual, up to date -academic usage: society, economy, culture, during the last 3 centuries capitalism Nation States Industry/Technology Colonialism (nations conquer and order colonies) Liberalism (way of understanding role of individual) Bureaucracy (how people organize institutions, social organization) -What kind of knowledge is required by these new modern social arrangements -population (people and cultures) -territory (places) -resources (things) -General useful knowledge -holistic (info to help governments understand better) Statistics -Encyclopaedic Statistics (approximately 1700-1840) -description, images -Enumerative statistics (1840-present) -measurement- counted everything -Description and measurement requires categories for people, places, things.
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