Anthropology Key Terms for Exam 1

Anthropology Key Terms for Exam 1 - Anthropology Exam #1...

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Anthropology Exam #1 Key Terms: Chapter 1 Ethnocentric: Human Beings consider their own behavior not only right, but natural Cultural Relativism: What anthropologists refer to the practice of attempting to understand cultures within their context Etic: Describes and analyzes culture according to principles and theories drawn from Western scientific tradition, such as ecology, economy, or psychology Ethnology: Attempt to find general principles or laws that govern cultural phenomena Culture: The way members of a society adapt to their environment and give meaning to their lives Emic: Attempts to capture what ideas and practices mean to members of a culture. Attempts to give the reader a sense of what it feels like to be a member of the culture it describes Holism: Combines the study of human biology, history, and the learned and shared patterns of human behavior and thought we call culture in order to analyze human groups Chapter 2 Cultural Ecology: Focus on the adaptive aspect of culture Values: Shared ideas about what is true, right, and beautiful Symbolic Anthropologists: Try to understand a culture by discovering and analyzing the symbls that are most important to its members Diffusion: Innovations move from one culture to another. Trade, travel, and welfare promote it.
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