ANT 2 - Darren Pinder ANT 2 Study Guide Stuff not in notes

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Darren Pinder ANT 2 Study Guide Stuff not in notes Ethnocentricism -the tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own culture. Ethnocentrism often entails the belief that one's own race or ethnic group is the most important and/or that some or all aspects of its culture are superior to those of other groups Participant-observation - Rites of passage -ritual that marks a change in a person's social or sexual status. Cosmology -total explanation of the universe Universality - Maps Western-geological maps, compasses, GPS, and satellite Aborigine and other cultures-song lengths, stars, and wind/current patterns Orientation -done in order to acclimate someone to a new environment. Includes separation, liminal/transition, and re-aggregation with the new society. Metaphor -language that directly compares seemingly unrelated subjects. Semantics -is the study of meaning in communication. Benjamin Whorf - (April 24, 1897 in Winthrop, Massachusetts – July 26, 1941) was an American linguist. Whorf has had considerable influence in the field of sociolinguistics for his theory of linguistic relativity, which he developed with Edward Sapir, and is nowadays often
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ANT 2 - Darren Pinder ANT 2 Study Guide Stuff not in notes

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