Notes 9-30-11

Notes 9-30-11 - Notes 9/30/11 Common uses of the world...

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Notes 9/30/11 Common uses of the world “culture” o Art, music, dance, lectures, etc. o The “culture” of specific people, nationalities, groups o The group itself History of concept o Early English meaning: “cultivation”, For people, education o “Civilization”: independent process of human development “culture” the universal endpoint of all people “civilization” or “culture” a finished product Johan Gottfried Herder – nations based in traditions and language o Diversity of “folk” cultures o Civilization not the universal endpoint Anthropological uses of the term o E.B Tylor definition – “knowledge, belief, arts, morals, law, custom…” o Boas – study cultures rather than “culture” (or civilization) o Kroeber and Kluckholn – identified 164 anthropological definitions of “culture” Miller on Culture o Symbols: meaning o Patterned and integrated o Learned o Shared o Adaptive: responds to conditions o Always changing
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