ANT 102 LECTURE 02 THE NATURE OF CULTURE

ANT 102 LECTURE 02 THE NATURE OF CULTURE - LECTURE 02 THE...

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02/07/12 1 LECTURE 02 THE NATURE OF CULTURE
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02/07/12 2 The Wild Boy of Aveyron, France In 1799 , a strange, filthy, nearly naked boy was found wandering in the woods near the village of Aveyron, France. Appeared to be about 11 or 12 years old & had apparently been living in the woods for many years. Despite a local physician, Dr. Itard, trying to “culturalize” the lad the boy’s opportunity to become a culture animal had been lost in the woods. He never learned to speak, accept the wearing of clothes, eat like a human, etc.
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02/07/12 3 What is Culture? According to Edward Tylor in his book, Primitive Culture (1873) culture is: that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society (1873:1)”
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4 Culture is: Unique to human beings Collective Compulsory: enculturation or socialization Adaptive Holistic or patterned: synchronic (institutions fit
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