November 7, 2013
Final Exam on December 9 at 7:00 PM
The ways in which power relations affect human social relations
Particularly unequal power
Political anthropologists interested
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Primates have 3D vision and they have coordination with their hands; they can do skill-related
They have extraordinary hearing.
The primate in the video did things because he lived contextually with other people, it wasnt a
Spheres: when you mix English and Spanish at home but not out in public.
Nov. 26 4PM another Review
A kind of social relationship
Found in all societies
A social institution
Transforms the status of the man or woman
Marriage is a rite of pass
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Important to think about what
Counts as good English
Accents (which are a cultural dimension of speech)
Whites hear accents even when they are not present
A study on the Puerto Rican experience suggests:
They must struggle t
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Language is a powerful thing: the way we call girls; chicks, gals, ladies and guys; dude, bro, stud.
Code switch: you dont speak in the same way all the time, you switch between the different people you
Do humans have
*Has institutions to raise revenue by collecting taxes
*Monopolizes the legitimate use of physical force
Is a generalized capacity to transform
So coercion is just one kind of power
Persuasive power-associated with the individu
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Is Anthropology a science? (questions about the test)
A: Science includes hypothesis, units of measurements, observations, empiricism, and universal law.
Anthropologists thought they could replicate these. Some anthropologists ca
October 24, 2013
Read article- will be on exam: drugs
Anthropologists specialize in economy; they look at everything.
Read: 2 page article posted on Moodle
How come technology doesnt free us up? (Regarding bad jobs)
*The ways in which power relat
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
*Why do people continue to believe?
*Terms such as animism, traditional religion, etc.,
*Malinowski & Levi Strauss (two approaches)
(Levi strauss believed in binary oppositionsmale an
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Subject: What does it mean to be differently abled?
Date due: September 26th, 2013
Details: Worth 7 points. 1 1/2 page. Based on observations (how would someone with physical limitation
manage on this campus? How wou
What did Boas teach us about Race, culture, language? What did he mean by: Shackles of tradition
Before, Eskimos hadnt been studied. Eskimos depended on their environment. They had mastered life
on top of the world.
The Eskimo did things in spite of the i
Thursday, September 12, 2013
1. Is Anthropology a Science?
*Early anthropologists believed anthropology was a science
*Created objective, value free knowledge
*was plausible, verifiable and universally valid knowledge
Notes: The early anthropologists were