What is Anthropology?
So.youre an Anthropologist.
Anthropos = humankind
Logia = study of
The systematic study of humankind in all times and
So, anthropology is not just about the study of far
away peoples and places. Here
Interpreting the data derived
The story of the Balinese cockfight
What does the cockfight tell us
about how the Balinese view their
A SYSTEM OF SYMBOLS
To study the meaning of symbolic behaviour
study the language,
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White privilege and Ferguson, Missouri
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Anthropology of Conflict and Violence
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Research on Grand River land reclamation (dispute
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In the past, until at least 1970s.
Archaeology had an ANDOCENTRIC bias, according to
Margaret Conkey and Janet Spector (p. 106)
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Violence and the Nationstate
What is the relationship between violence and the nation-state
(country)? How do nation-states legitimize violence?
Note that modern nation-states must publicly justify acts of
collective violence and they frequently use the
We are all Neighbors: Bosnia
Highlights the culturally constructed nature of ethnic
Gossip, storytelling, media (radio and television) all
contribute to development of a culture of fe
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Globalization and cultural approp
Refers to increasing interconnectedness
as a result of changes in technology,
communications, growth of tourism,
transportation, free trade agreements, etc.
Has accelerated since the 1960s
Leads to increasing rates of cultural
What we covered:
What do we mean by identity?
How are identities created?
How do we mark changes in identities?
How do we reaffirm or strengthen
identities and maintain ties with
Reciprocity the act of g
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Location.About700to800Batek,anOrangAslisociety(MalayforOriginalPeople)liveintheforestsof PeninsularMalaysia,manyintheTamanNegaraNationalParkandsurroundingareas. Economy.TheeconomyoftheBatekisbasedongathering,hunting,andcollectingforestproductsfor tr
Race as a Cultural
categories are created in
response to political motivations and
There is always political contestation
over different groups who is in it? Who
Categories are FLUID
Race The Physical Facts
9 Step 3/Final draft is due to
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Class is seen as:
The American Dream!
the rags to riches tale/MYTH
and belief that opportunities
are available to everyone
Our Identities are
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Race as a Cultural Construction:
categories are created in response to political
motivations and trends
is always political contestation over
You must find two peer-reviewed
anthropology journal articles
Finding Journal Articles
for Anthropology 1AB3
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All anthropologists study
System of meanings about the nature of
experience that are shared by a people and
passed on from one generation to another,
including the meanings that people give to
things, events, activities an
One of the points of this article is to
highlight potential fieldwork challenges.
What were some of the challenges that he
How did peoples perceptions of him and
his identity affect his fieldwork?
Ethical responsibilities of
H O W C U LT U R A L R E L AT I V I S M C A N C R E AT E
Fieldwork = Immersion within a
What might this look like for different anthropologists?
Archaeologists and paleoanthropologists excavate in
Cultural Anthropologists at
McMaster and their work:
Petra Rethmann effects of fall of Eastern Bloc in Russia
and Eastern Europe; globalization
Karen McGarry sport, gender and nationalism
Andrew Gilbert ethnic violence in for
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Film: White Shamans and
Plastic Medicine Men
What were Indigenous peoples objecting to?
Why were the New Age spiritualists
appropriating in the first pl