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September 9: The Nature of Culture The Nature of Culture “The majority of the peoples of Africa make their living by primitive farming. Only the Pygmies of the equatorial forest and the Bushmen have retained the older and less productive technology of hunting and gathering .” !kung o 6-9 inches of rain- not suitable for planting o Mongongo nuts o Approximately 2 hours of work a day Culture o 1952: Krocker and Kluckhonn 1871: That complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs, and any other capabilities and habits,
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Unformatted text preview: acquired by man, as a member of society Culture is the integrated systems of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic of the members of society and are not the result of biological inheritance • Integrated • Learned • Shared • Functionalism o Scapulamancy (Shoulder blade augury) • Enculturation: The process by which a society’s culture is transmitted from one generation to the next...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course ANTH 0780 taught by Professor Sanabria during the Fall '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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