Social and Cultural Ethnoscience Notes
Ethnoscience scientific approach to understanding the ways that other cultures
Ethnobotany - the study of how other cultures look at botanical sciences (ex.
Figure out what does not fit: Tree, pal
What is Culture Notes
What is culture?
- Tyler and Morgan unilineal evolution (British contributor)
- Tylers definition of culture - Why does Morgan believe cultures are so similar? (Diffusion of Cultural traits)
- Franz Boas historical particularism (Fat
Polyandry - married to multiple men. Not sure who the father is. No clear cut or
established idea who
Example: Tibet . Done in response to land shortages.
Helps keep the land in the same family. Many are wealthy.
One problem is finding
- Cultural ways of using language (the greetings example)
Tannen English is spoken in different Genderlects (Report talk and Reportalk) its
the relationship between language and gender: 1) Social class; and 2) Ethni
Social Design Features of Language
(Aloha oi(?) You love yourself?)
Human beings are programmed to talk, but we limit the sounds that we make. All human
beings learn to speak and communicate through language and this is regardless if we have
Social Culture Notes
Anthropology is Holistic (all encompassing) and cross-cultured (all aspects-dont
assume) Ex. Universal incest taboo mother child, father child, and brother sister/
or a certain group dealing with a seasonal protein deficiency becaus
Social Anthropology Fieldwork Notes
Participant observation its living, learning, and dressing like the culture, and consume
things the group consumes because you shouldnt expect other cultures to know what
cultural relativism is
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Nuclear and Extended Families
The nuclear family consists of parents and their children.
Most people belong to at least two nuclear families at different
times in their lives: a family of orientation and a family of