Anthropology Final Exam Study Guide

Anthropology Final Exam Study Guide - A nthropology Final...

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Anthropology Final Exam Study Guide 1. What is culture? What are the 4 defining features of culture Culture is a complex whole that includes beliefs, art, and law. - 4 defining features of cultures Shared: makes individual actions intelligible to others Learned: Not biologically inherited. Learned by growing up in a certain culture. Dynamic: Systems that change and adapt, not fixed in a specific time. 2. How does Roland Barthes define a cultural myth? A conception, independent of truth or falsity, that comes to be assumed and shared in a culture ex. Blacks inferior? Enslave them. 3. What is Ethnography? Process of producing detailed description of cultural process Long term, intensive Face to face research/ participation observation 4. What was the approach of British social anthropology? Only defined cultures by observable research, holistic, colonization 5. What was the approach of American symbolic anthropologists? Symbolism of culture, the deeper meaning, how and why do
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