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anthro101lec05.jan16cult.y08 - ANTHROPOLOGY 101 LECTURE 05...

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ANTHROPOLOGY 101 01.16.08 LECTURE 05 Kottak 09 Culture I. Preface: Anthropology defined 1. The study of the human condition; 2. the holistic exploration of what it means to be a human being 3. by understanding humanity's past, present, and future 4. through an understanding of biology, language, culture, and society. II. The importance of culture A. Moving toward anthropology's core concepts from the characteristics of anthropology as a discipline) B. Culture so important that we use it as a part of our definition of humanity --> it's what separates us from other animals --> the human condition: biology, society, language & culture --> story of human evolution is a story of becoming human; the development of a capacity for culture C. So important to understand, that to ignore it is to create tragedy --> cultural misunderstanding plus differential power leads to disaster : Tamang women & prostitution : III. What is it? A.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Peters during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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anthro101lec05.jan16cult.y08 - ANTHROPOLOGY 101 LECTURE 05...

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