Alcohol and anthropology: Lets get drunk on Culture!
Alcohol as stuff?
Special kind of thing: food, psychoactive intoxicant
Blurring of categories, blurring of object/subject
Crosses boundaries between legality/prohibition, formal economy
Anthropology and Foodways
Foodways: The structured beliefs and behaviors surrounding the production, distribution, and
consumption of food.
- Modes of subsistence: The social relationships and practices necessary for procuring,
producing, and distributing
Onka who seemed to be the ruler of the tribe was using pigs (moka) in order to pay back
another tribe in which they were in debt to. I found it interesting that he had so many wives and
kids, where we live pol
Film Review #2
Owners of the Water
While watching the documentary Owners of the Water, I was very distracted by the
subtitles and foreign language. I had never thought much about the indigenous people of Brazil,
Anthropological Terms, Concepts, and Theories
o Human driven changes that affect biodiversity
o Impacts on biophysical environment resulting from human activity
Anthropological ethics: moral questions about right and wrong and
Kinship and Marriage
the social system that organizes people in families based on descent and marriage.
It is the social structurebasic building blocks of a society
o Recurrent patterns of culturally-defined capacities and roles