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Nonwestern Studies/Tamil  14/01/2008 14:58:00 Va (r)na k ka m means a more formal hello in Tamil and means worship in  English Anthropology sub-fields Archaeology Biological Anthropology (physical Anthropology) Cultural Anthropology (social Anthropology) Linguistic Anthropology (Kira Hall) Three big Concepts of Anthropology Culture(s)-isn’t predisposed, don’t get it from genetics o Learned  o Shared (what ideas are shared) Example: Language o Transmitted Holism, look at things as a whole, can’t be narrow minded Fieldwork, methods of anthropology o “the Field” is anywhere where your task is to observe o Ethnography is recording culture or activity of recording culture o Etic comes from phonetic, the physics of speech “Outsiders view” generally applied not specific to a culture description or behavior or belief by an observer in terms that 
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Unformatted text preview: can be applied to other cultures similar word: ethnorcentrism- judging other cultures by ones own standards or values o Emic comes from phonemic, the study of sounds that are meaningful during speech Only have meaning in that culture insiders view internally viewed account or description of a behavior or a belief in terms meaningful to an actor similar meaning: cultural relativism-judging a culture in its own set of values and practices trying to get into the mindset of the people being studied No difference between v and w in Tamil, so no special difference Person would say wow, but would mean vow Tamil Nadu is the providence in India where the majority is Tamil and means land of the Tamil 14/01/2008 14:58:00 14/01/2008 14:58:00...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANTH 1100 taught by Professor Stack,eile during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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