Class Notes - Cultural Anthropology 1 Culture 2 Making a...

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Cultural Anthropology 1. Culture 2. Making a living 3. Reproduction and life cycle 4. Health 5. Marriage and family 6. Social groups, politics 7. Language 8. Art 9. Religion 10. Etymology a. Refers to cultivation of the soil a.i. Refers to folk culture not civilization b. German refers to high culture c. French refers to the arts 11. Material culture-buildings associated with great civilizations 12. Intangible culture- dance, music, rituals and more 13. Anthropology definition a. Edward tylor a.i. Culture or civilization is that complex whole which includes knowledge belief, art, law, morals, customs, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society a.ii. Update a.ii.1. Do not use man to refer to people a.ii.2. Avoid civilization expect when referring to the past a.ii.3. Idea that animals have some form of culture b. Baba b.i. Culture-learned and shared ways of behaving and thinking b.ii. Culture is how people behave and think, behavior and beliefs 14. Behavior and beliefs a. Cultural materialism- Marvin Harris a.i. Emphasis on behavior in constituting culture a.i.1. Focus on how a people make a living b. Cultural interpretivism- Clifford Gertz b.i. Emphasis on belief/thought in constituting culture 15. Culture a. Culture is not the same as nature b. Culture is based on symbols c. Culture is learned d. Cultures is integrated e. Cultures interact and change f. Cultures exist at different levels f.i. Essential, universal, biological functions f.ii. Eating, drinking, and sleeping 16. Culture is based on symbols a. It is something that stands for something else and that has meaning
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b. Most symbols are arbitrary 17. Culture is learned a. Through process Evolution of humanity and Culture 1. Non human primates and the roots of human culture a. Primate characteristics a.i. Faces tend to be flat with reduced snouts a.ii. Highly reliant on vision a.iii. 5 main dietary patterns 2. Great apes a. 3.
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