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Unformatted text preview: what you do shapes what you believe. Structuralism : there are patterns in our behavior and if you go deep enough in a persons mind you will find universal patterns for all actions. (dichotomy) Interpretive : All culture is made out of meaning; we create the meaning out of life and apply it to life. Further, there may be multiple layers of meanings. Culture becomes a web. It is also public; not a thing, but an phenomenon that can be analyzed. (Most of anthropology is in this school) Conflict : Looking at social issues and problems; how society and power interact. Marxist. Social Darwinism: Some (progressive) cultures are morally better than others....
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