1. What fieldwork methods did Anne and Keith Chambers utilize in their fieldwork? Give
They utilized the methods of systematic surveys, and participant observation. Their
systematic surveys were informal interviews of families, where they would
What We Will Learn
The History of
What is the role of theory in cultural
Who have been the important historical
theorists in cultural anthropology?
How has history influenced the methods and
theories used to conduct an
Human experience and Cultural experience
Culture is not every aspect of human experience, it is the shared
component of human experience.
Perception- The processes by which people organize and experience
information from the sens
the culture concept
What We Will Learn
What Is Anthropology?
How does anthropology differ from other social and
How can anthropology help solve social problems?
What is the four-field approach to the disci
Sex and Gender in Reproduction
Is sex all about reproduction?
In our culture sex research focuses on
why, how, at what age, etc. and less so on
reproduction, which is allocated to the
realm of medicine (Foucault 1978 The history of sexuality
What We Will Learn
Art, Play and Expressive Culture
Culture is the lens through which we see the world.
Culture guides the understanding of the symbolic
meaning used in creative expressions of
The frame, or cultural context of expressio
Why anthropology is interested in kinship?
Relationships between people (sociality)
Marriage (brings together two lineages)
Family offspring/child (furthers lineage in time)
Sharing blood or money/resources
2 types of Kin:
The archaeology journey
Resource comes from Youtube
The video I have watched is "Lost Kingdom of the Maya", which clearly records the process
of archaeology experiences and deeply discuss and predict the great civilization of Maya. As a
Anthropology Film Review 5/10/16
The film entitled, Sacred and Secret: Spirit Possession in Bali, is one that explains the
mystery behind Balinese religious traditions. The film includes a variety of themes which it
explains in the context
"19th Century Boat Discovered underneath New Jersey Home | Fox News." Fox News. FOX
News Network, 27 May 2016. Web. 27 May 2016.
Anthropology Assignment 5/4
1. Aliki, according to Nanumean society, are special types of rulers during Nanumeas
precontact era. Aliki, however, are much different from European ideas of chiefs or kings.
Primarily, outsiders typically over
YAY MORE DISCUSSIONS (SARCASM)
1. There are several globalizing forces acting on Tuvalu, such as capitalism, increasing
tourism, and the disappearance of traditional Nanumean life. Concerning the
disappearance of traditional life, The Cham
Anthropology Assignment 4/13
1. The Chambers used the methods of interviews, censuses, surveys, and participant
observation. They conducted their first survey about three months after arriving at the
village in order to garner information
Anthropology Assignment 4/8
1. Where did Margaret Mead conduct fieldwork and for what purposes? What types of
questions did Mead ask about society?
Margaret Mead conducted fieldwork on the island of Tau in the region of American
Anthropology Assignment 4/8 #2
1. As a representation of culture, I decided to use a picture I took in early April, 2015 in
London, England. On our last day in London, we took a bus to the train station in order to
board a train heading fo
Ethnography by Kyle Ortinghaus:
The ethnography is centered around a people group called the Rapa Nui who lived on Easter
Island during the time of its discovery in 1722 on Easter Sunday. Not surprisingly, the European
name for the island on w
Anthropology Assignment 4/1
1. Briefly describe your selected activity from an EMIC perspective.
The activity of going to a public swimming pool has gained widespread popularity in recent
years. Many people, especiall
Though they may both be ethnographies, the ethnography entitled Unity of Heart and the
ethnography entitled Religion against the Self, share hardly anything in common. In Unity of
Heart, the authors chose to study many topics instead of simply one. These
Biological Anthropology: Study Guide I
Identify the major contributions of each of the following people:
Charles Lyell- Showed how long humans have been on earth
Charles Darwin- Natural selection and evolution
Alfred Wallace- Same as Darwin but believed t