Cultural Anthropology Final Study Guide
What are the 3 primary ways that kinship functions to organize societies? Why are these
Reckons descent- Family: Unit of Production it is important for maintenance of resources,
labor pool, and su
the study of humanity, including prehistoric origins and
contemporary human diversity
subfields: biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic
anthropology, cultural anthropology
(aka physical anthropology) the stud
Form (guide) used to structure a formal, but personal,
Forms used by sociologists to obtain comparable
information from respondents.
Of a key consultant; a personal portrait of someone's life in
The academic discipline that studies all of humankind from
a broad perspective, focusing especially on the biological
and cultural differences and similarities among
populations and societies of both the past and the present.
the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural
phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to
objects such as plants and stones
the earliest form of religion; a belief; a blief in spiritual
beings; belief in souls or
basic tasks: reproduce, enculturate and maintain order
things such as:
Louis Henry Morgan
discovered the 6 basic patterns of kinship terminology.
a preconceived negative judgement of a group and its
a belief about the personal attributes of a group of people;
are sometimes overgeneralized, inaccurate, and resistant to
society's and socially transmitted ideas, values, and
perceptions used to make sense of experience and generate
cultural process how individuals learn to become member
of own society.
give me the characteristics of Culture?
actions, behaviors, and regulations meant to reward
appropriate behavior and punish deviant acts; create and
maintain social norms, mores, and traditions; integral role
in epistemology; personal communal, informal, and formal