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Reading Question #1:  Why does Arens classify American football as a symbolic and ritual practice in American culture? In other words, what are some aspects of football that lead him to this analysis?
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Unifying Concepts in Anthropology September 1, 2011
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Last Time Goals of this course Instructor Background Course Information Student Intros Today  Anthropological concepts Impact of our cultural backgrounds and experiences The subfields of anthropology Defining culture and using the culture concept * Note about images of human remains * First Word Journal due next Tuesday.
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What makes us human?  
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What is “anthropology ”?  “The academic discipline that studies all of humanity from a broad perspective.” – Peoples and Bailey “The study of human culture and biology in the past and present” http://www.aaanet.org Why study anthropology? We’ll come back to this…
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Anthropological Approaches Anthropology is: Holistic Comparative
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