ANTH 1111: Cultural Anthropology
Study Guide Exam 3
The exam will cover Kottak Chapters 12-16, all of The Mole People, and the lecture
material from April 9 - May 9. The exam format will include multiple choice, fill-in-theblank, matching, and map questio
Lewis Henry Morgan, a nineteenth-century evolutionist, held that all societies pass
through certain distinctive evolutionary stages.
Lower savagery: From the earliest forms of humanity subsisting on fruits and nuts.
Middle savagery: Began with the
Structure organized arrangement of the parts of society
Function the contribution of the parts to the maintenance of the whole
Made anthropology a positivist scienceobjectivity
A materialist approach
Sir Edward Tyler
A social evolutionist.
He asserted that the development of religions from one stage to the next is universal
throughout the worlds cultures:
ANIMISM: Belief in souls, and that all things in the world are endowed with a
1) THE ORIGIN OF RELIGIONS (Late 1700s Early 1900s)
2) THE FUNCTION OF RELIGIONS (Early 1900s 1960s)
3) THE MEANINGS OF RELIGIONS AND THEIR
ARTICULATIONS WITH SOCIETY A
The Mead-Blumer Model
A MICRO PERSPECTIVE: Truth and reality are determined by the social context in
which they are practiced.
MEANING, LANGUAGE, and THOUGHT. These three core principles lead to the
construction of personhood and s
Anthropological Theory Exam Study Questions
"First and foremost.every culture must satisfy the biological system of needs, such
as those dictated by metabolism, reproduction, the physiological conditions of
Scientific thought is the result of a series of revolutions or
A Paradigm: sums up the scientific views about what should be the object of
research & how to go about solving scientific problems
CLIFFORD GEERTZ (1926-2006)
Geertz focused on interpreting the symbols that give meaning to peoples lives.
He asserted that anthropologists must deeply analyze and thickly describe cultures and
their symbols through the interpretive model in order to make
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