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What Is Anthropology?
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Anthropology Is… The study of humankind everywhere, throughout time. Similarities and differences.
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Holistic Perspective Anthropology is holistic Interested in the whole of the human condition Requires a broad context Understand interconnections and interdependence “Human nature” cannot be derived from studying a single nation, society, or cultural tradition!
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Is this child sleeping ‘normally?’ Infants in the United States typically sleep apart from their parents. Many Western parents and pediatricians assume this is the ‘normal’ way for infants to sleep.
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Normal infant sleep Cross-cultural research shows that co- sleeping is the rule. This photo shows a Nenet family sleeping in their tent. The Nenet are arctic reindeer pastoralists in Siberia.
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The Development of Anthropology “Anthropology” as a distinct field of inquiry is relatively recent In the Western intellectual tradition, anth began with the expansion of
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