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simple ways to communicate to children ° ° Trobriand Islands Time is different than what we are used to “time wasn’t aligned to move along as it was to a puddle” o Time is a puddle ° ° Time- Fluid, Dynamic, Changing ° ° Cell Phones: “Soft Time” People are easily reachable o Being able to text and call to inform you are ruling late Ex: calling daycare to say you are running late Time is organized is culturally specific ways o 2005 Japanese train crash Engineer increased the speed so he wouldn’t be 90 minutes late “Fashionably late” o no one wants to be the first person at the party ° ° Group Membership; Shared Relationship to Time Puerto Rican time Black people time ° ° Oriented to Future, but Near Future
° ° Space organized according to cultural patterns Japanese culture o Flower arrangement Restaurants compared to buffets ° ° City Maps American Grids o Think of Chicago then how grand cuts there every street instead of having parallel streets Paris o Round-a-bout French Centralization ° ° Functions of Space Room for cooking, eating, sleeping, etc Japanese Homes o Moveable walls Rooms can change throughout the day India o Inferior/Superior space Separate space between males and females Basseri (Iran) o Space indicates relationships If there are arguments among people they will move their tents on the other side of the village to be as far from each other as possible
Apartment buildings in India o Put up curtains to separate spaces between men and women o Blocked windows to recreate the feeling of privacy o “Culturally wrong space” Hopi Schools o Window placement Allow the students to see outside, but students couldn’t see people and people couldn’t see inside the classroom ° ° Yanomami Ethnogeography Concentric Circular zones o Circles where people can hunt, gather, etc o “Etic” space Complex webs of lines and points o “Emic” space ° ° Perception: What you see ° ° Cognition: Understanding and organizing what you see ° ° Relative frame of reference: left, right, front, back ° ° Absolute frame of reference fixed cardinal direction: north, south, east, west ° ° ° °
Biological Anthropology 9.24.15 ° Holism
Understand humans as whole organisms who apart to their environment through a complex interaction of biology and culture Evolution Universe is 15 billion years old Carl Sagan o “Cosmic Calendar” Every billion years=24 Days Every 475 years= 1 second Jan 1: origin of the Universe May 1: Origin of the Milky Way Sept 9: Beginning of our solar system Sept 25: Appearance of life on earth Evolution of Evolution o 17 th and 18 th centuries Genesis: Creation of the world in 6 days o Great Chain of Being Hierarchy of spiritual beings Humans, Animals, Plants, Rocks Created separately and fixed for that state of being Species could not become extinct ° ° Human Origins “Origin myth”
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