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ANTH V02- Cultural Anthropology Theory Part 2(Current Theories) 4 Approaches Boas historical Malinowski functional Harris materialist (scientific) Geertz Symbolic (interpretive) So, with anthropology’s holistic, bio-cultural approach… does it belong in the sciences or humanities? Scientific Anthropology The Scientific Method Objective Marvin Harris (1927-2001) interested in solving the “riddles of culture” emic and etic TABOO A prohibition A ban attached to something according to a social custom Harris’ Cultural Materialism:
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Unformatted text preview: Ecological approach to account for socio-cultural systems a scientific/objective view Marvin Harris research: The Sacred Cow of India An Etic Perspective Beef Ideology Ecological Issues Low Cost Energy An EmicPerspective Hindu Philosophy Resources VS Beliefs Clifford Geertz ( 1926- 2009) Symbolic/Interpretive Emic approach Reflexive (1 st Symbols communicate meaning person) Culture as text: The Arts in Bali, Indonesia Thick Description Does Cultural Anthropology have a Unifying Theory? NO!...
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