ANTHROPOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA SPRING 2011 EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE

ANTHROPOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA SPRING 2011 EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE

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ANTHROPOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA SPRING 2011 EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE Lectures Why Anthropology and Latin America? 1) In lecture I mentioned that one reason why it is important to study the anthropology of Latin America has to do with the impact on the development of theory and method in cultural anthropology. What does this mean? 2) Who was Robert Redfield, and why is it important to know about him? 3) One key idea that Redfield worked on was what he called the “folk-urban continuum.” What did he mean by this and what was he trying to explain/get across? 4) What are some enduring legacies of Redfield’s work and ideas? Before the Europeans 1) What are some of the key differences between band, tribal, chiefdom, and state societies? 2) What are some reasons why the study of chiefdoms is important?
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Unformatted text preview: 3) In which regions of Latin America and the Caribbean were chiefdoms particularly prominent? 4) What do we know about the Tairona and Muisca chiefdoms just prior to the Conquest? Conquest and Colonial Period 1) When and where did the Miskitu emerge? What key roles did Europeans play in this process? 2) What are some examples of the colonial origins of the Miskitu? 3) Which aspects of Miskitu culture demonstrate the legacies of colonial contact? Film Quilombo Country: AfroBrazilian Villages in the 21st Century 1) What are some ways that AfroBrazilian descendants of runaway slaves go about re-creating their identity as quilombo members and continue to forge ties with their past?...
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