DSST Anthropology as a Discipline 2

Your answer explanation symbols may be referential or

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Your Answer: Explanation Symbols may be referential or condensed. Question 21 of 28 Referential symbols serve to provide information concerning some person or object. Your Answer: Explanation For example, the red light is a symbol of danger. Question 22 of 28 Condensed symbols are used to express in compressed form something that is too detailed for economic expression. Your Answer: Explanation An example of this is shorthand or Morse Code. Question 23 of 28 A rite of passage is a ritual that marks a change in a person's social or sexual status . Your Answer: Explanation Rites of passage include: the attendant rituals surrounding birth, circumcision, coming of age, etc. Question 24 of 28 The first phase, separation, entails symbolic behavior that severs the individual from a previously fixed point in the social structure. Your Answer:
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Explanation The old status is erased in preparation for a new one. Question 25 of 28 During the middle phase, the ritual subject, or "passenger," stripped of all manifestations of rank or role, enters into a suspended, or liminal, state between past and future identities eluding the usual cultural categories of classification. Your Answer: Explanation This phase is frequently likened to death, or to being in the darkness of the womb awaiting a rebirth. In the final phase the ritual subject emerges from the threshold and is reincorporated in society in his new social or religious role. Question 26 of 28 Rites surrounding birth are often a complex of distinct rituals that prescribe different behavior on the part of the mother, the father, other relatives, nonfamilial members of the society, and with respect to the newborn. Your Answer: Explanation Observances may begin when pregnancy is first noted and may continue until the time of delivery, when the full rite of passage is observed, and for a variable period of time afterward. Question 27 of 28 In many simple societies and in European societies of the past, the expectant mother is isolated from other members of society at this time for the stated reason that the blood that flows during childbirth has inherently harmful qualities. Your Answer: Explanation Old ethnological writings have created the impression that ritual attention is limited entirely to the father. Later investigations have made it appear doubtful that the mother in any society is free from ritual requirements. Question 28 of 28 Rites at coming-of-age are the most variable in time in the life span and may be present or absent. In some societies such rites are observed for only one sex, are elaborate for one sex and simple for the other, or are not observed for either sex. Your Answer: Explanation
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Characteristically, rites at coming-of-age are not generally observed in the modern industrial civilizations or, as in the Jewish Bar Mitzvah and the Protestant confirmation of the United States, exist today more or less as vestiges of formerly important religious rites. Modernization and Application of Anthropology Question 1 of 8 Applied anthropology is the use of anthropological expertise on a very practical level in trying to understand and alleviate human problems. Your Answer:
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