1. Harner claims that his ethnography of the Jivaro is superior to the descriptions
that came before him. What does he base these claims on? How valid are they?
- One aspect that sets him apart is that he wrote this ethnogr
Questions for Tuesday, March 19
7. How equal are the genders among the Ju/hoansi? Reference leadership, conflict
over adultery, access to n/um and the emergence of the Drum Dance.
- Leadership: lack of leadership
- Adultery: few rules pertaining to adulte
Questions for Tuesday, March 5
3. What is the hunting life like? How does it integrate with social life? Be able,
for example to tie together the idea of the camp and living groups.
- Hunting life was hunting and gathering
- hunting: 1. hunting techniques
Questions For Thursday, March 7
5. What are the basic forms of marriage among the Ju/hoansi? How do they relate
to conflict and cooperation? (Revisit this question when you watch the video on
- Monogamous marriages
o Marriages are arranged and
Questions for Tuesday, March 26
9. What are the Ju/hoansi like today?
Since the introduction of the western world into the Kalahari the Ju/hoansi
have faced detrimental changes due to industrialization and modernization
casting out their practices and yet
Anthropology Exam 1 Study Questions
1. Give a basic definition of culture. What are the best ways to become informed
about another peoples culture?
Culture: a group of peoples customs, behaviors, beliefs, language, and ways
Homework Assignment: Mahayana Buddhism and its Spread in East Asia
1. What do the terms Mahayana and Theravada literally mean?
a. Mahayana: the greater vehicle
b. Theravada: doctrine of the elders
2. What is new about the concept of Buddha introduced by t
1. Mahayana Buddhisms spread in both northern China during the Age of
Division (220-589 CE) and in Japan during the 6th 8th centuries
a. Japan transitioned from a clan based society into a centralized state
a.i. Kami, spirits from nature in the original J
1. What is the basic kinship system that the Jivaro practice?
- Jivaro have branch and real relatives. Real relatives include a persons
biological grandparents, parents, siblings, children, cross-cousins, and crosscousinss
Questions For Feb 28
14. There are at least two different explanations for why the Balinese willingly
died in the face of attacks from the Dutch. What are they? Which account is
more likely accurate? Why?
Dutch explanation is that they were all high on op