Understand the linguistic variation that occurs d
September 12, 2016
Lecture 2: Evolution as Theoretical Framework
The scientific method
Definition of evolution
History of evolution
Bioanthropology and science
Science is the method of inquiry that requires the generation and testing and
What is Anthropology?
Study of humankind, viewed from the perspective of all peoples and all times.
Study of all aspects of humanity its past and present.
What are 4 branches of Anthropology?
Linguistic, Cultural, Biological and Archaeology.
Bench press 300-500 pounds
Survived harsh conditions of Europe for 300 000 years
40 000 years ago different human species arrive on scene (homo sapiens) from Africa
outnumbering them 10 to 1. After 10,0
Friday, September 9, 2016
Lecture 1- What is Biological Anthropology?
What is anthropology?
Study of humankind viewed from perspectives of all people an all times
We will talk about it generally in this course
Study of all aspects of humanity, its past
September 19, 2016
Lecture 4: Human Adaption and Variation
Adaptations are the features possessed by organisms that suit them for particular function
and are constantly changing as the environment in which species lives change.
1. Genetic Changes
Chapter 11: Why Do People Get Married and Have Families?
How Do Anthropologists Define Marriage?
Woman Marriage and Ghost Marriage among the Nuer
Marriage as a Social Process
Patterns of Residence after Marriage
Single and Plural Spouses
Chapter 13: How Is Anthropology Applied in the Field of Medicine?
What Is Medical Anthropology?
What Makes Medical Anthropology Biocultural?
How Do People with Different Cultures Understand the Causes of Sickness and Health?
Kinds of Selve
Chapter 1: What Is the Anthropological Perspective?
What Is Anthropology?
What Is the Concept of Culture?
What Makes Anthropology a Cross-Disciplinary Discipline?
Chapter 14: What Can Anthropology Tell Us About Globalization?
How Does Globalization Affect the Nation-State?
Are Global Flows Undermining Nation-States?
Migration, Transborder Identities, and Long-Distance Nationalism
Anthropology and Mu
Chapter 6: How Do We Make Meaning?
What Is Play?
How Do We Think about Play?
What Are Some Effects of Play?
Do People Play by the Rules?
How Are Culture and Sport Related?
How Is Sport in the Nation-State Organized?
Sport as Metaphor
Chapter 4: How Has Anthropological Thinking About Cultural Diversity Changed Over Time?
Capitalism, Colonialism, and the Origins of Ethnography
Capitalism and Colonialism
The Fur Trade in North America
The Slave and Commodities Trades
Chapter 10: Where Do Our Relatives Come from and Why Do They Matter?
How Do Human Beings Organize Interdependence?
What Is Friendship?
American College Student Friendship and Friendliness
What is Kinship?
Sex, Gender, and Kinship
Chapter 9: How Do People Make A Living?
What Are Subsistence Strategies?
What Are the Connections between Culture and Livelihood?
Self-Interest, Institutions, and Morals
What Are Production, Distribution, and Consumption?
How Are Goods Dis
Chapter 7: What Can Anthropology Tell Us About Religion and Worldview?
What Is a Worldview?
How Do Anthropologists Study Worldviews?
What Are Some Key Metaphors for Constructing Worldviews?
What is Religion?
How Do People Communicate in Re
Chapter 12: What Can Anthropology Tell Us About Social Inequality?
Caste in India
Caste Struggle in Contemporary India
Caste in Western Africa
The Value of Caste as an Analytic Category
Race as a Social Category
Chapter 8: How Are Culture and Power Connected?
Who Has the Power to Act?
How Do Anthropologists Study Politics?
What Is Coercion?
Coercion in Societies without States?
Domination and Hegemony
Power and National Identity: A Case Study
Chapter 3: What Is Ethnographic Fieldwork?
Why Do Fieldwork?
The Fieldwork Experience
A Meeting of Cultural Traditions
Ethnographic Fieldwork: How Has Anthropologists Understanding Changed?
The Positivist Approach
Was There a Problem with
Chapter 5: What Is Human Language?
Why Do Anthropologists Study Language?
Language and Culture
Talking about Experience
What Makes Human Language Distinctive?
What Does It Mean to Learn a Language?
Language and Context
Does Language Affect
Chapter 2: Why Is the Concept pf Culture Important?
How Do Anthropologists Define Culture?
Culture, History, and Human Agency
Why Do Cultural Differences Matter?
What Is Ethnocentrism?
Is It Possible to Avoid Ethnocentric Bias?
What Is Cul
Worldview and Religion
encompassing picture of
reality created by members of a
society (Schultz et al. 2015:240)
Its goal is to bring order,
regularity and predictability to
July 27, 2016
Ritual, Health and Healing
1. What symptoms do you
identify with feeling sick or
2. What actions do you take
when you get sick?
3. Who do you turn to for
comfort? Who do
July 6, 2016
Culture and Meaning
The Human Condition
View that sees reality as
consisting of two different but equal
parts (mind vs. matter; spirit vs. flesh)
E.g. Cartesian mind-body dualism
July 13, 2016
Language, Gender and Identity
OFF THE VERANDAH
Anthropological Interest in
is often oral need for
The structure of language
provides insight into a
July 8, 2016
1. Which reading do you like the most?
(you can each have your own opinion)
2. What is it that draws you to your
favourite text (e.g. style, setting, subj
July 20, 2016
Power and Social Organization
Questions for Life +
what ways are Jamaicans
economic capacities limited by
the international trade policies,
such as those promoted by the
What are s
July 15, 2016
Kinship, Relations, and
WHAT MAKES A FAMILY?
Anthropological Interest in
interest in close
relationships that define our lives
Relatedness is defined as th
Race, Ethnicity, and Social
a stratified society, there is a
permanent hierarchy that accords
some members privileged access
to wealth, power, and prestige
July 19, 2016
Making a Living
to aspects of human
nature that deal with decisions of
daily life and what it takes to
make a living
Examines needs, wants,
demands of a society an
A Global World
tomorrow, in class
Check referencing guidelines
Minimum references (1 media
source AND 2 academic
anthropology sources (books or