8-31-11 - Intro to Anthropology 8/31/11 Anthropology...

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Intro to Anthropology 8/31/11 Anthropology (etymology) Anthropos – man Logos – discourse /study of Study of human species Originally this was a study focused on men, not women. However, during the feminist movement the distinction was lost, and anthropology evolved to be the study of all humans. Common Sense Your everyday thinking needs to be supplemented with anthropological thinking behind actions: 1. What are they doing? 2. Why do they do that? 3. Why do they do it that way? 4. What, when, why, how? This unveils the long-term (broader) picture. Colonialism, Natural Science, and Adventure Darwinian categorization: - Categorized people according to certain attributes based on European standards - Categorization was an upward evolution from barbarian/savagery at the bottom to civilization at the top - Europe was the pinnacle of civilization Origin of Anthropology Colonial explorers and Christians sought to bring civilization to the barbarians; bring them up the metaphorical latter.
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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8-31-11 - Intro to Anthropology 8/31/11 Anthropology...

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