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Unformatted text preview: Particularism-necessary for cultural relativism-culture is not biological-functionalism-(holistic)cultures can be defined by the functions that they perform-Malinowski and Radcliffe Brown-Anthropologists use the comparative perspective-neo-evolutionists: Leslie White-technological determinist 1) tools 2) domestication of plants and animals 3) use of fossil fuels 4) atomic energy Julian Steward-cultural ecologist: peoples interaction with their environment shapes their culture-culture area-people who live in a similar environment, should have a similar culture Elman Service-societies progress Marshall Sahlins Morton Fried...
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- Fall '10
- Cultural Anthropology