What is the role of culture in determining who we consider to be relatives?
What is the role of kinship practices and ideologists for social organizations.
Affinity: relations through social contract
Descent: who we consider our ancestors
Presentation about book. Kinship practices in Peru.
In many ways, similar and different than the U.S.
A lot of the indigenous people migrate to Perus capital Lima for a better life,
including an education and job oppo
QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIOCULTURAL
What is socio-cultural anthropology?
What different departments can contribute to this study?
What do they study?
How do they study it?
What can we learn from them?
How is this disclipline different than others? If so,
Spheres of exchange
Tiv: compromises food stuff, including yarms
Malinowski: Gum Wali trade vs. Kula tradethe real kind of trade
-not very prestigious
Not all things can be valorized in the same currency
Bouredieu -theory of mul
Ideologies of the Person
Liberal humanism: an individual body with a mind and free will.
Legal Person: constituted by law or norm, may be collective
-Someone considered rational?
-Someone whose murdered must be avenged?
-Someone who has a family? homeless
The gift is a contract that obligates
A total presentation in gift giving the totality of two persons are engaged.
The idea of property
What is ownable and how? What can be owned by individuals and by collectives?
What creates ownership
Persons. Vs. Things
Things become integregated
Materiality and culture
Persons and things make one another
Things can stimulate on emotional response, actively constitute new social contexts, and
influence and the thoughts and actions of others
What do we
Franz Boas- The Mind of Primitive Man
The influence of environment upon bodily form and behavior has been studied
Introduction-double meaning of primitiveness, the White race having achieved the
highest civilization said to represent the hig
Linguistic Diversity and Thought
How language affects thought?
Language makes them act differently.
There are 6,000-7,000 languages in the world
But they are disappearing very quickly.
Why do languages die again?
Think of Bourdi
What is language?
We think with it
We create/organize concepts with it
We exchange information with it
We manipulate each other with it
We play with it
And we use it largely unconsciously
Anthropology of Globalization
Anthropology of Development
Medical Anthropology- Sickness and distress do windows into understanding cultural knowledge
and practice more generally
(3) Marriage and Cateogories
Westernmack and Havelock Ellis
Claude Levi Strauss
The positive aspect of prohibition
Social benefit of exogamy
Promote relations between individuals
Cross-cousin .vs. parallel cusin marriage
Marriage, descent an
BOOK ABOUT HOMEGIRLS
Book that studies Latina girls in the U.S
Focuses on language, community and race to draw conclusions
Most of the time is spent with the girls
The author shares the same race but different upbringing than the girls.
So she someho