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ANT 110 UNC EXAM 1 fall 10

ANT 110 UNC EXAM 1 fall 10 - NAME Amber Nordwall...

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NAME Amber Nordwall INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY EXAM 1 FALL, 2010 ON LINE Briefly answer the following questions (some have more than one part). Remember to use examples from various course materials and assignments. Grading will be based on “back-up,” not opinions. Please keep your answers limited to one (1) paragraph. Topic 1: What is Anthropology? 1. What  is anthropology?   Identify  the  FOUR (4)  subfields of anthropological study and  discuss what concept connects the four fields. Anthropology is the study of humans; what they think, what they do and what they have. It is the  study of their culture and how they act.  The four subfields of anthropological study are: (1) Physical Anthropology, (2) Archeology, (3)  Anthropological Linguistics, and (4) Cultural Anthropology. The concept that connects these four  fields are that they all four have to do with humans.  2. The concepts of “ethnocentrism” and “cultural relativity” are central to anthropology.  Briefly  define these  TWO (2)  concepts by  applying or relating  them to  ONE (1) of the following articles: Ethnocentrism is where a person can see the way of life of other societies in terms of their own.  Cultural relativity is the idea that the cultures traits are best understood by others when they are seen  within the culture it is a part of.  a.  “Christmas in the Kalahari”-  In this article, ethnocentrism and cultural relativity was applied by  having an anthropologist go to Kalaharl in order to understand their culture more. His main purpose of  traveling there was to study the way they hunt and gather food. In order to do this, he had to physically go to  the place where the Tswana tribes were. Knowing a way of life through books and other people’s experiences  are different than knowing it from one’s own experience.   He also saw the way of life they had during  Christmas by doing what they do and observing them himself. Just like the any person in the tribe would do, he  had to share his food that he brought and receive the food they brought.   b.  “Shakespeare in the Bush”
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Topic 2: The Concept of Culture 3.   Define  “culture.”   How  is culture learned and in  what  ways can culture be considered an adaptation to our physical  environment?   (Use examples) Culture describes a group of people from different places throughout the world that use the same  symbols, have similar beliefs and have similar traditions.
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