What is Anthropology?
What makes it distinct from other social sciences?
Dualism / Holism
Ethnocentrism / Cultural relativism
What makes us human?
What research methods do anthropologists use?
Is it possible to be objective when doing research?
Early examples of fieldwork
Positivism vs. Reflexivity
Situated Knowledge and Positionality
How do you do fieldwork in a globalized world?
societies are interconnected
Cannot ignore historical impact of global forces
Method: Follow people, things, lives
May dilute the intensity of involvement and the
ANTH 1220 (A01), CRN: 50495
University of Manitoba
Drake Center 343
Dr. Anna Fournier
Department of Anthropology
Fletcher Argue Building 436 (4th floor)
Lecture one: Thursday March 2nd
Allocation > Production > Distribution > Consumption
Allocation : an amount or portion of a resource assigned to a particular recipient.
Production : The transformation of natures raw materials into a form s
Lecture one April 6th
Religion : belief and practices about spirits beings and supernormal and superhuman forces
and their relationship to everyday life.
Functions Of Religion
1. Explaining the world example it tends to explain why people suffer
April 18, 2017
MOVIE: THE EMPTY ATM
Buenos Aires, Argentina financial crisis; Great Depression
Barter Club produces its own currency
Produce goods and service and exchange them in a cashless market
Shows that people can do things without m
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Instructor: Hubert Scarlett
Course: ECON 2040 A01 Summer 2017 A'9"'" Chaptr1p"'Tt
Consider the frequency distribution shown to the right. HEEL
. Aim-5121, a '.-_' T'atiai'i-na
Chapter 2 Post-Test Page 1 of 4
Instructor: Hubert Scarlett
Course: ECON 2040 A01 Summer 2017
Assignment: Chapter 2 Post-Test
1. Consider the sample of ve values and corresponding weights shOWn to xi wi
Politics, Conflict, and Social
The KEY Questions
What do political and legal anthropology
What are the major cross-cultural forms
of political organization
and social order?
What are cross-cultural
patterns of social conflict?
COMP 1270 Assignment 2 (Version 1.0)
DUE: No later than 11:59 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017
Hash files to verify their authenticity
Use the cloud-based Dropbox to share content
Create additional Weebly functionality, including:
o A site bac
COMP 1270 Assignment 1 (Version 1.0)
DUE: No later than 11:59 PM, Friday, March 3, 2017
Create a Google account.
Create a Twitter account.
Create a Weebly account.
Create a website framework using the Weebly CMS platform.
COMP 1270 Assignment 3
DUE: No later than 11:59 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017
Create basic web content using a different CMS
Track web access via Google Analytics
Demonstrate use of versioning in Dropbox
1. Using your Google account create
The Saffron Scourge
Black Vomit Fever
Term Test 1:
Content: lectures and readings up to and
including YELLOW FEVER PLEASE
NOTE THAT PLAGUE (& ITS READINGS)
WILL BE COVERED ON THE NEXT
Format: Multiple choice (HB
Exam material and format
o Cumulative (all material)
o Integrative questions
o No recycled questions
o Same type of mixed question format
You will have 2 hours
Exam will be marked out of ~100 marks
Make sure you bring your student card, a p
THE BUBONIC PLAGUE (The Black Death)
Plagues Delicate Balance
The reservoir & hosts(s)
Yersinia pestis: isolated in 1984 (Alexandre Yersin)
DNA sequencing suggests:
o Bacterium evolved over time (variou
Direct contact with a syphilis sore on genitalia or lips (and mouth)
Spirochete enters through mucous membrane/breaches in skin
Pregnant women can pass the infection via placenta to fetus in utero
Increases risk of still
Risk factors for infection:
o Duration/intensity of exposure,
o Frequency of coughs
o Concentration of droplet nuclei in air:
o Small & enclosed spaces,
o Inadequate ventilation & fresh air flow (dilution), but,
o Caution with HVAC
The Social Impact of Plagues on Human Societies
Fear and hatred
Loss of cultural identity
How Microbes are Transmitted
There are 3 main routes of transmission:
PLAGUES & PEOPLES WEEK 1
1. Disease models
2. What are microbes?
3. Why do we get sick?
How does the study of plagues fit into anthropology?
diseases can affect economics, politics, looking as a whole
Anthropology of inf
Measuring Disease Effects
Mortality Rate (Deaths):
o Number of deaths due to infectious disease the total number of people in the population
(or total number exposed)
Can specialize (e.g., IMR only those under one year of age)
Also: morbidity Rate (Sic