Anth. 102 Notes

Anth. 102 Notes - Culture and Ethnography Top Ten Terms...

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Culture and Ethnography Top Ten Terms Culture (2 definitions) - (Old definition): the system of learned beliefs and customs that characterize the total way of life for a particular society. (New definition): the acquired knowledge that people use to interpret their world and generate social behavior. Culture is arbitrary Ethnography - The written product of anthropological fieldwork Participate observation - An anthropologist's primary methodology. It is defined by practices of participating in the society (including having conversations and interviews with the people) and observing behavior and interaction. It usually involves long-term research. Informant or consultant - A person from whom an anthropologist acquires data. It includes direct statements (verbal or oral evidence) interactions with others in the society (both oral and behavioral, and non- verbal information). Methodology -
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