Placement in Uanano Songs and Litanies." Journal of
Latin American Lore 14(2): 193206.
Chernela, Janet M. (1993). The Wanano Indians of the
Brazilian Amazon: A Sense of Space. Austin: University of
Goldman, Irving (1948). Tribes of the Uaupes
Each student must choose a particular culture from the Encyclopedia of World Cultures
which is located in the Boreham Library in the reference section at Ref305Enl19wc.
Each volume has maps of the area it covers, a glossary and
Sociopolitical Organization/Social Stratification Presentation
This presentation will be a cross cultural comparison of the sociopolitical institution of the
cultures in your group.
First, recap the data presented for the economic pr
Cross cultural comparison - Sociopolitical Organization / Social Stratification
Name of Culture
Final Exam Study Guide
The exam will consist of three essay questions from which each student will choose two to
The final will be worth 200 points.
All responses must be in full sentences and meaningful paragraphs.
Where Do We Start?
Everything is skin deep.
In this decade, various histories have changed the course of time and
actions; however, discrimination still runs amuck. Living in a culture that is so
diverse, we should be able to accept one anoth
Dr. Lorna Beard
While reading this article Why people cant feed themselves? by Frances
Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins, I find it interesting how we use food, for fortune. We
worry more about fortune and w
Notes on the !Kung San Video
Her relatives rubbed Nisas skin with fat, shaded her from the sun, and carried her
on their backs to her marriage hut so she wouldnt become thin
Age at marriage: Nisa was 8, her husband was 13
Brideservice (also known as Bride
Masai Video Notes:
They despise hunting and grow no crops
They are strictly cattle pastoralists
They have multiple wives
Women and children and cattle = wealth for a man
They live in a rich ecological environment
Men used to raid for cattle and to expand
Margaret Mead: A key personality in the Culture and Personality movement.
-Student of Franz Boas
-Agreed with Gestalt psychology that examined personality as an interrelated
psychological pattern rather than a collection of separate elements.
Bronislaw Malinowski and the British school of Functionalism
Functionalists believed that social institutions exist because they serve a function they
maintain the stability of the system.
Malinowski was a key figure in Psychological functionalism.
-began in 1960s
-reached highest popularity in 1970s
-a reaction to viewing Anthro as a hard science (focusing on empirical data)
-treated culture as a mental phenomenon
-rejected the notion that culture could be
Franz Boas/Historical Particularism:
-Around the turn of the 20th century method of research
-pioneered by Franz Boas (1858-1942) who is called The Father of American
-Boas was born in Germany & studied physics and geography
-1883 did researc
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR. 72913
Fall 2013: 9 a.m. (CRN633) 11 a.m. (CRN635)
ANTH 2803 Cultural Anthropology
Instructor: Lorna Beard
Gardner 231 (9 a.m.) Gardner 137 (11 a.m.), Monday/Wednesda