ANT 110 UNC EXAM 2 fall 10

ANT 110 UNC EXAM 2 fall 10 - Name Amber Nordwall...

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Name: Amber Nordwall INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY FINAL EXAM, FALL ON-LINE, 2010 Hawthorne BRIEFLY answer the following questions—remember to support your answers with readings, discussions, and other course materials. There are choices, so read each question carefully. TOPIC 8: ECONOMICS 1. Identify THREE (3) means of resource exchange. Give an example of each in American culture today. (i.e. negative) (1) Standardized currency: An example of this type of resource exchange in the U.S. would be using money to buy things. (2) Electronic exchange: In the U.S. is no face to face contact when purchasing something, but instead using the internet. (3) Surplus: In the U.S. has to do with trading or buying like what people do on Craigs List. 2. CHOOSE ONE (1) of the following 2 questions: 2a. In the article , Ties That Bind, Whiteley stated, “…making a gift to someone does not involve money, but it does require reciprocity.” What does “reciprocity” mean to the Hopi? 2b. In the article , Sick of Poverty, Sapolsky noted that the United States has the “steepest SES gradient” in the Western world. What is the SES gradient; and why would the U.S. represent the largest gap? The article I chose was “Sick of Poverty.” In this article, the SES gradient is someone’s socioeconomic status they live in. When Sapolsky says that the United States has the “steepest SES gradient” he is talking about how every step down from the social rank, the SES then correlates with those who have poorer health. In the United States, they represent the largest group because not everyone can afford health care or insurance. Therefore, not everyone can get the right help as they need. TOPICS 9 & 10: MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 3. Why do you think that Sita relied on her family members to select her spouse in the article, Arranging a Marriage in India? The reason she relied on her family members to select her spouse in this article was because she trusted their decision and had respect for them. Not to mention that was the norm in India. She puts trust in her parents decision by letting them choose for her. She also mentioned in the article that she was inexperienced and wanted her parents who knew what they were doing to pick a boy for her that she cared for. She cares about the boy she will marry which is why she let them pick him out. 4. What do the concepts of family and marriage mean in TWO (2) of the following articles:
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“Land of the Walking Marriage”  “Love and Money Reshape Family in China” “The Visit” In the article “Land of the Walking Marriage,” the marriage was represented by helping one another on the farm, while fishing and raising their children. Some may see this article and the Mosuo marriages as an “out of the norm” article because here, the woman was the head of the household and had control of most of the family’s property meaning she would be the one to end it if she wanted to. Another reason why it wasn’t part of everyday norm was because they visited each other
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ANT 110 UNC EXAM 2 fall 10 - Name Amber Nordwall...

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