Department of Anthropology
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL
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Which of the following is not something
that might be studied by an
A. dietary patterns among Panamanian natives
B. unearthed dinosaur remains
C. fossilized e
Final study guide
GENERAL ADVICE: Look over the course topics in the syllabus. The class lectures started with an introduction to the modern
Southwestern environment and peoples, anthropological history and theory, and then proceeded to t
Laura Bohannan: Shakespeare in the Bush.
While visiting the Tiv in Nigeria, Laura Bohannan is asked to tell the local elders a story from
her own culture. She has the book Hamlet with her and decides to tell this sto
What is anthropology?
Study of Man
From the Greek anthrpos, "man",
meaning mankind or humanity, and
logia, meaning "discourse" or
Anthropology is the scientific study
of the origins, the behavior and the
physical, social, cultural development
take home two
Deborah Tannen: Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers.
A: What are some of the differences in conversational styles between American men and women that
Tannen describes? Describe at least 3 with
In Calliopes Sisters, Anderson talks about 10 societies
1. The San of South West Africa
2. The Eskimo (Inuit) of the 1920s
3. Aboriginal Australians
4. The Sepik region of New Guinea
5. The Navaho
6. The Yoruba
7. pre-Columbian Aztecs
8. Rasa Theory in Ea
x-ray depiction= schematic (cartoon-like) pictographs that depicts only the important parts
of body (not an entire physical appearance)
see the insides of body because theyre important- if you dont have everything
ANTH 205: Unit 2 SG
The Anthropological Perspective
o Humans have evolved, just as all life on the planet has evolved
o Human nature is partly:
Great ape nature
o Our underlying huma
Main Points from Articles ANTH 205 Unit 2
o Helps fathers of preterm infants gain confidence in the
o Kangaroo Mother Care allowed them to feel in control
and that they were doing something good for their
infant, although the
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Audio recording started: 12:47 PM Thursday, September 3, 2015
First contribution to biological sciences by Linnaeus - 1700's
Wrote Systema Natura
Created an ordering system for classifying animals
Race is scientifically not real.
There is only one race, the human race.
Race- a flawed system of classification, created and re-created over time, that uses certain
physical characteristics (skin color, hair texture, eye shape, and eye color)
Anthropology: The study of the full scope of human diversity and the application of that
knowledge to help people of different backgrounds better understand one another.
Derives from the Greek word Anthropos (human) and logos (thought, reason, or study)
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF "CLASS"? IS IT
about social and/or economic
about power and control?
about one's culture?
about taste and lifestyle,
regardless of income?
about one's race, religion,
Art, Power and
Cultural value versus Market Value Makin
Art in Human History
Paintings in Europe
Ancient Graffiti of
What is Art?
The Anthropology of Art
Fine Art vs. Popular Art
Considering Aesthetics a
What is an Economy, and
What is its Purpose?
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What is an Economy, and
What is its Purpose?
A Brief Survey of Food
The Cultural Construction of Gender
The Cultural Construction of Gender is the ways humans learn to behave as a man or
woman and to recognize behaviors as masculine or feminine within their cultural
As children are enculturated, they learn what
The Purpose of Kinship Network
The same white-wedding industry considered in
the text has helped perpetuate a tradition in the
United States that says the brides family picks
up the entire tab for the big wedding. This can be
understood in a
Understanding Beliefs to Analyze
What is the Anthropology
It is important to be clear on the anthropological distinction between
the study of religion and the study of religions that specific religious
Consequences of Essentialized Gender
Enforcing Gender Roles and Hierarchies through Violence
Patriarchy: political system
ruled by men in which women
have inferior social and political
status, including basic human
rights to ownership of the self.
Beyond War (starting from slide 44)
Unambiguous archeological evidence for state-level warfare - Specialized weapons
not used for hunting.
Invention and spread of agriculture coupled with domestication of animals in fifth
millennium B.C. are acknowledged
Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence
by Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley
Overdetermination: with the possible exception of certain rare head injuries, no
one biological or social factor by itself predisposes a child to
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1. From the anthropological perspective, there are no such things as societies or
cultures that are backward, or primitive, or underdeveloped.
2. According to Ishmael, what is the mark of
Ch. 9 Wheres Poppa?
Besides being male, few factors distinguish violent criminals more consistently than
growing up without their fathers.
Sins of the father
Problems with child, either genetic or developmental, usually blamed on mother
But sperm can al
Exam 1 Study Guide
Nature and Nurture
Interacting with one another through a grand dance of genes,
environment, culture, and idiosyncrasy.
Idiosyncrasy: a distinctive or peculiar feature or
characteristic of a place or thing.
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Please read all of the questions and each of the answer choices carefully before circling ONLY
the letter of the answer you are choosing. Remember that the correct answer to some questions
will be (e) all of the abo
CHAPTER 14: GENDER
This chapter introduces students to the study of gender. It examines gender roles and gender stratification
in foraging, horticultural, agricultural, and industrial societies, highlighting the interrelationship of
A. The investigation of cultural constructions of gender is frequently an arena for a version
of the nature-nurture debate.
B. Sex refers to biological differences, while gender refers to the cultural cons
CHAPTER 13: FAMILIES, KINSHIP, AND MARRIAGE
This chapter discusses the social variation in what it means to have a family, who counts as
kin, and what obligations and qualities constitute kinship relationships. It introduces
students to t
Chapter 5- Making a Living
Chapter 5 Vocab:
Agriculture- non industrial system of plant cultivation characterized by continuous and intensive
use of land and labor
Band- basic unit of social organization among foragers. A band includes fewer than