3- Cultural Encounters

3- Cultural Encounters - Lecture 3 COLONIALISM and CULTURAL...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Lecture 3 COLONIALISM and CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS Professor Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas Reminder… Computers and other electronic devices OFF during lecture Key Terms in today’s lecture and next Monday’s film, Cannibal Tours Naïve realism Culture shock Cultural misunderstanding Ethnocentrism Colonialism / neocolonialism Exoticization Imperialist nostalgia Cultural relativism • Focuses on the meanings and interpretations that people give to their lives. • Meanings are encoded in symbols which people (and anthropologists) interpret. • Culture as text Geertz’s Local Knowledge • His research: Examined words, images, institutions, behaviors (and other symbolic forms) to study how people in Java, Bali, and Morocco view what it is to have a “self,” to have a public identity that grows out of private areas of life, i.e. to be a person. • Epistemology: – How do we know what we know? Under what conditions –personal, historical, social– do we exert claims to...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/13/2012 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Hayes during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

Page1 / 11

3- Cultural Encounters - Lecture 3 COLONIALISM and CULTURAL...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online