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Today anthropologys scope and intellectual ambitions.
First some preconceived ideas about anthropology (most of which come from movies,
TLC, the Di
Among all the techniques anthropologists use, ethnographic fieldwork is the most
Introducing Bronislaw Malinowski!
His method: (1) cut yourself off from your own kind of people; (2) immerse yourself in
Lecture 12: Kinship and Descent
What is kinship based on? Many of you, if pressed to answer that question, would refer to
shared blood. Perhaps you would mention genetic relatedness as well. In either case,
you would base your answer on the idea that kins
Lecture 11: Making a Living
Making a living/foraging for food
Until 10,000 years ago, there was no difference between these two activities. Looking for
food was how people made a living. It was the only job available.
With the advent of domestication and
Lecture 10: Food Production
Anthropology can be interpreted as a new and improved cosmology. We have already
seen how theories of evolution attempt to make sense of human origins, just as accounts
of divine creation do.
The parallel trend in new and old c
Lecture 15: Politics
Politics is shaped by an essential contradiction. To engage in politics that is, to use
power and authority to influence the actions of others people must constantly do two
things at once. They must
(1) contain, channel, exploit, and
Lecture 14: Gender
Most Ann Arborites assume that sex and gender are the same thing. A man is basically
a person of male sex. A woman is a person of female sex.
But anthropologists discovered long ago that ways of being a man or woman differed
Lecture 16: Religion
There are several ways to define religion. All of them are problematic.
A standard approach emphasizes the supernatural, as if to imply that spirits, divinities,
magic, gods, and souls are not real, are not really part of nature, are
Lecture 17: World Systems and Structures of Inequality
[introductory comment: origins of the world system; causes and consequences of
industrialism; space/time compression; accelerating global economy; Marxs theory
of class conflict and inequality; Webers
Introduction to Sociology 2
The Originals is a spin-off series from the TV show The Vampire Diaries. The Originals is about the first vampire family that ever
existed and the relationships between the family members. The family has once helped build a cit
Introduction to Sociology Paper #2 Checklist
Paper includes a clear identification of the show and a brief explanation of the show and
description of all of the characters.
For Character #1 paper includes an explanation of the following:
Vanilla Drink, Pop Tart
Yogurt, Ramen Noodles
Vanilla Drink, Oatmeal
Pop Tart, Oatmeal
Ramen Noodles, pack
of Ham, Water
Vanilla Drink, Pop Tart
National and International
Relationship with God Less Intense
Part of Cultural Identification
Begin with Charismatic Leader
Most Popular Religions Started this Way
1. _ are intellectuals and professionals, students, writers and artists who live in the
inner city to be near its convenience and cultured benefits. Cosmopolites
2. _refers to cities that grow so large that they exert influence over a region, the
Introduction to Sociology
Throughout the semester you are required to complete 5, 2-3 page papers responding to the topics/questions below.
Due dates for each topic are listed on the syllabus, NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPT
Lecture 4: Language
Anthropologists are interested in language human speech and writing because it is our
primary means of communication.
Language is also a human capacity obviously rooted in biology. We are born with the
ability to acquire languages.