The Structure of Equality
It had been a lower-class community, with few insurmountable obstacles to achieving
success locally, but with many barriers to rising out of the national lower class.
In contrast to other Brazilian communities, Arembepe
What They Lost: The City in the Lake
8 November 1519: Europeans caught their first glimpse of Tenochtitln (Aztec capital of
the greatest Mesoamerican empire) a moment when the Spaniards and Aztecs, two
great civilisations, suddenly collided
led by Hernn
Media Anthropology: Meaning, Embodiment, Infrastructure, and Activism
media: a set of technologies that connect multiple people at one time to shared content
media practices: the habits or behaviors of the people who produce media, the audien
Cultural Development: Culture over time has gradually been building. While every
culture that exists probably had it start as a hunting a gathering culture, we move beyond
that stage. Some cultures move beyond, some cultures decide to remain, and s
Why are we reading the Coming of Age in Samoa if its wrong?
> It shows us the fieldwork that is involved.
> There is also a lot of information about the life in Samoa, even though she got all the sexual
Chapter 1: A Day in Samo
Lenses we see life with how do they differ?
Some assumptions about cultures:
People thought it was bounded
Cultures are not isolated, separate things.
They are in contact with each other.
They are open; then are absorbing things.
They are not one
Anthropologist talked about race as a non legitimate characteristic
Race has been so divisive in American history, because of
Slavery blacks were enslaved; they were seen as an inferior race
Could not wipe out the problem of race
Discussion: Has Obamas presidency changed our conversation of race?
The mood about race has changed
There is an element of change, of moving forward, because we now have a half African
American, half white president.
People thought that the proble
Major concerns of Anthropologists after the World War II were how the triumph of
democracy and capitalism would affect the behavior of people.
There are fairly complex kinship systems in the world.
Not the same balance in Omaha
Capitalism: they were trying to show us that capitalism could be seen as the
manifestations of the many different societies we are studying. Look at how it affects
what we do; capitalism has had different effects, depending on what part of the wo
Generational linkages played a very important part.
The change in the world economy, technology (political economy) that will dramatically
effect the cohesion of the society.
Learned from waggley the importance of race, but they weren
Marriage in the Church
Going to Mass
Communion - symbolically eating the body and the blood of Christ, which brings you together
with Jesus and the God and the spiritual worshippers.
the Last Rights your body actually participate in
1. Do you see elements of their approaches in her work? Identify other approaches too
2. What is new and innovative about Hurston's approach? What are the emic and etic
elements of it?
3. Make an argument for why we might categorize Hurston as a sym
Arya Samaj a reform sect of Hinduism, which believes in only on God, Bhagwan, and
expect his judgment after cremation
Hinduism a more traditional version with multiplye supernatural beings believe that
the soul travels to the Land of the dead,
STORY OF CHANGE
Built on the contrast between the village of the 1960s and the contemporary community
Baseline information about Arembepe before the alteration of local life
Main forces of change were motorization of the fishing industry, tou
Health and Medicine
medical anthropology: investigates human health and health care systems in
comparative perspective, considering a wide range of bio-cultural dynamics that affect
the well-being of human populations