Lecture 1 Notes: Unrecognized Economics
Often there is an assumption that whatever ritual does, it is for the good of society as
a whole. Goes with functionalism as form of analysis.
Often ritual romanticized. For many New Agers, is spoken of in hushed to
Lecture 5 Notes: Business Gestures
Move today to new domain of symbolism, human body. As before, approaching from
two directions, how body used to talk about other things, and how meanings imposed on
Very trendy topic in recent years. Some eleme
Lecture 2 Notes: Pacific Markets
We are moving from narrative in general to kinds of narrative more often considered by
anthropologists. Tales and myths. We by no means have a monopoly. Folklorists first
among professionals. But also amateurs of all sorts
Lecture 3 Notes: Polychrome Resources
In the next section of the course, we will primarily be looking, not at formal kinds of
symbolism like tropes but rather at kinds of symbolism based on what domains or fields
in life they draw on.
We will look primari
Lecture 6 Notes: Linguistics
The study of metaphor brings up a number of perennial problems in the study of cultures
One is the search for the core of culture: Is there something that is most fundamental, that
determines other things or prior to them? Man
Lecture 4 Notes: D&M Addresses
Starting point today is famous work from 1902 by Emile Durkheim (already mentioned)
and Marcel Mauss: we have excerpts in reading
Q. What is the root problem D&M address?
Origin of ability to categorize, to divide up the wor
Lecture 10 Notes: Market Values
But often we have to communicate things in ways that stronger and more persuasive than
a simple declarative statement. If want to tell someone color of car that passed by, just
But if want to convince someone tha
Lecture 8 Notes: Scientific Connections
We can see that in a lot of different ways metaphor shapes how we think
If someone consciously uses a metaphor, it may be an attempt to influence our thinking.
or it may be an attempt to understand
Lecture 9 Notes: Community Responses
So what do we try to accomplish thru ritual?
What does ritual do?
One of the most goals of ritual most commonly claimed or assumed is to create
The world has its own inherent order, but also has great
Lecture 7 Notes: Rhetoric Influences
We will cover two main topics today, the use of tropes in rhetoric and persuasion, and
how we go about deciphering tropes.
Last time we mostly looked at tropes as ways to understand something, but also used for