ANT302_Flashcards_2 - 1. Marxism Materialistic theory...

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1.MarxismMaterialistic theory centered around social change over time, the concept that the local is affected by the global and vice versa, and economics, culture, politics affect one another and interact with each other. The belief that capitalism will eventually collapse due to a parasitic, exploitative relationship between the owning and working class. The working class does not receive proper compensation for their labor, forces are pushed and social relationships are unhealthy. This theory was the basis for uprising, social revolution, and communism2.Interpretive Anthropology The study of specific symbols and what these symbols mean to a particular society, developed by Clifford Geertz, involves thick ethnographic writing, and viewing culture as though you are a member of it. Relating back to anthropology through cultural relativism and understanding that symbolic meaning is different across cultures, avoiding ethnocentrism- which is at the root of cultural anthropology.
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