14malinowski - dilemma of how are you affecting the people...

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born in 1884 in Poland spent more time in fieldwork because of WWI structural functionalism psychological effect came from wealthy family who was focused in education often ill as a child doctorate in Poland focus in math and science-read Golden Bow-lead to interest in ethnology option of going to internment camp or could stay exiled in islands and keep doing fieldwork Kula Ring-gift exchange Participant observation method 1922-London school of economics-Argonauts of West Pacific-masterpiece in America, WWII broke out, taught at Yale founded Polish institute of arts and science in America died in 1942 while prepping for fieldwork in Mexico Article Principles and Method 1) students possess a real scientific aim (why they’re there) 2) good conditions of work (live among the natives)-“taking anthropology off of the veranda” 3) number of special methods of observation once get out of initial culture shock, even get interested in gossip of village- seek out skeleton importance of writing things down initially
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Unformatted text preview: dilemma of how are you affecting the people you are visiting theory is something to be built upon and changed the organization of a culture is its skeleton and daily life are the flesh and blood, the spirit is the motives, feelings, and opinions****spirit is the hardest thing to capture criticize anthropology for not having a scientific way of taking data , but goes on to say that too much scientific data misses out on the spirit of the natives-good ethnologist can do both***important to embrace the language wanted to challenge the idea of psychological universals culture fits biological and psychological needs Goal-follow avenues 1) use concrete statistical documentation 2) detailed observation and ethnological diary to capture the imponderabilia 3) keep a collection of ethnographic relations-folklore conversations, etc. EXTREMELY EMIC Anthropology today Kula ring-red shell disk necklace-traded in clockwise direction, white shells counterclockwise...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course ANTH 300 taught by Professor V during the Fall '11 term at Saint Louis.

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