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Human Sexuality and Culture Lecture 1/18/12: Anthropology Definitions - Anthropology o Study that seeks to comprehend the entire human experience o Has a holistic perspective o Tends to be broader in scope both historically and geographically than other disciplines - Holism o Includes all humans across time and space; or o Concerns all aspects of human experience - Culture : “that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society” o E. B. Tylor (1871) - Cultural relativism : the principle that an individual’s beliefs and activities should be understood by others in terms of that individual’s own culture. o Objectivity - Ethnocentrism : the belief that one’s culture is the best - Comparative approach : anthropologists are concerned with identifying and explaining
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Unformatted text preview: specific characteristics of particular human populations Types of anthropology-Archaeology o Investigates the human past Historic prehistoric-Physical/bio o Biological variation among humans and between humans and their non-human relatives Primatology Paleoanthropology Human biology Forensic anthropology-Linguistic o Complex relationships between language and other aspects of human behavior and thought-Cultural o Cultural variation among humans, collecting data about the impact of global economic and political processes on local cultural realities-Basic and applied research o Focusing on applied approach; cause and effect o More explicit in its practical goals o Making anthropological knowledge useful o Not necessarily a dichotomy between basic and applied research; more codependent...
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