Anthro final study guide

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Anthro2 Final Study Guide CAPITALISM o Social relation: capitalist classes -capital (haves) -labor (have-nots) *have/have not modes of production o Commodity fetishism => social status mediated by material possessions Consequences of Capitalism o expansion @ 2 levels: 1) in aggregate (cumulative) -voracity of capital -expanded into “world system” 2) individual -anxiety of freedom (uncertainty of achieved status) o expansion: 1) expand to compensate for falling profit rate 3) affect other aspects of society & culture -Wolf: “variable outcomes of a unitary historical process” World System Theory: capitalist world economy à identifiable social system, based on wealth & power differentials extends beyond individual states à core, periphery (semi periphery) COLONIALISM Underdevelopment àenslavement Cultural Colonialism => within a nation/empire, domination by one ethnic group or nationality & its culture/ideology over others --e.g. the dominance of Russian people, language, and
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culture in the former Soviet Union Virulence of racism in US ? Privilege ? Action Difference Joe Leahy ? Westernized house & clothin; bilingual, biracial Ex. Of interim cultural figure -”land must work” -learned coffee business RACE/ETHNICITY Kottak: Race - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- -- -- -- -- Ethnicity ß less mutable more mutable à (changeable) -based less on -based more on ‘fixed’ markers ‘fixed’ markers Race important role in contemporary life But popular conception flawed No single natural classification of human species “folk” category -skin tone = prominent but not only symbol Symbols of ethnicity/racial difference -language -history: manifest in dance, ritual, etc.; ancestry (real or imagined-kinship, family, etc.) -physical attributes, e.g. dress, adornment -cultural practices & rituals -religion Racial Classifications
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-do NOT represent natural biological categories -Shouldn’t try to distinguish race in terms of black/white Kottak: races are ethnic groups assumed to bare biological basis Hypodescent: automatic assignment of mixed
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 2 taught by Professor Hindes during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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