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What is anthropology?
We study sociocultural anthropology
The exploration of human diversity in time and space
look at the social and cultural differences and similarities
Ethnology- The comparative study of societies
Notes in Advance
What is salvage ethnography?
And how Is it different from ethnographic realism?
AAA = American Anthropological Association offers a code of ethics which strongly
advises the researchers to be open about their
the cultural differences caused by biological different?
Cultural differences are due to more social or historical reasons than biological
Their rejection by anthropologist; the biological is due to following reasons:
Members or any race are equally cap
Shared by some group of knowledge
Culture consists of collective knowledge and behaviour
People who share a culture are capable of communicating and interacting with one
another without serious misunderstandings
People share a common cultural iden
1. Adaptation: the process by which an organism develops physiological and behavioural
characteristics that allow it to survive and reproduce.
Refers to how living organisms deal with the problems in the
Sharing is the social adaption to the uncertainty to this way of life
They do produce much or accumulate
4. Domestication (controlled reproduction of plants and animals: intentional planting of food
crops and taming of certain species of animals).
Polatch is a festive event among some tribes; assisted by members of their
communities, potlatch sponsors traditionally gave away food, blankets, pieces of copper or other
items. In return, they got prestige.
According to classical economic t
Social control and dispute resolution
1) Social control: the diverse ways in which the behaviours of the members of a society are
constrained into socially approved channels.
We have been enculturated not to certain things in
Marriage, the family and residence patterns
-Kin group: a group of related people who share common interests and a sense of common
identity and who cooperate in certain kinds of activities
-Domestic group: those individuals who live togeth
Cohen`s typology includes 5 adaptive strategies: foraging, horticulture, agriculture,
pastoralism and industrialism.
Northern foragers use modern technologies, including rifles and snowmobiles
Difficulty of growing crops in the north due to p