1-13-2010 - 1/13/10 Anthropology notes 1) Anthropology a)...

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1/13/10 Anthropology notes 1) Anthropology a) Anthropos – human beings b) Logia – the knowledge or study of c) The study of humans. d) Similar to Ecology, derived from the Greek root oikos, meaning “the household.” Thus, ecology is the study of the household. e) Ethnos – people 2) What is Anthropology? a) The study of the human species, Homo sapiens, including ancestors and near relatives, through time and space. b) The study of all aspects of the human species, including our biology (from an evolutionary perspective) and culture. c) Seeks knowledge about what makes people different and about what they all have in common. 3) Anthropology a) Cultural Relativism a.i) Making sense of other cultures from their own perspective. b) (Against) Ethnocentrism b.i)A belief that one’s own culture is superior and all others are inferior or wrong. c) Other disciplines study humans – such as??? Psychology, humanities, social sciences… etc d) What makes anthropology distinct from those fields? Use different methods and samples.
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