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Unformatted text preview: 2/8/11 1 Capacity for Culture learning how to survive What is culture to you? Culture is learned and shared knowledge that people use to generate behavior and interpret experience. -D. McCurdy For this class, lets use this meaning: 2/8/11 2 What does Ishmael say about culture? Mother Culture how does she tell you that things came to be this way? (p. 40) Culture : people enacting a story (p. 41) Takers and leavers (p. 38-39) Myth Was it possible, then, that changing my location had somehow changed me? (p. 13) Mother Cultures voice tells us how things are how things should be and why they are (or are not) that way . Even things that may seem biological -- such as male and female are culturally constructed . Are the children in this picture male or female? How do you know? Now lets think about how humans developed our capacity for culture Retrieved 9/15/08 from ht p:/ www.cartoonstock.com/directory/h/human_brain_gifts.asp 2/8/11 3 Consider Culture at the level of Order Primates To what extent did they learn & share knowledge...
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