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Anthropology 130, Cultural Anthropology, Study Guide for Exam #1

by: Melodi Harfouche

Anthropology 130, Cultural Anthropology, Study Guide for Exam #1 Anthropology 130

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Melodi Harfouche
Cultural Anthropology
De Pendry

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Here is a simplified version of the 2 study guides we received in Cultural Anthropology. There is a list of key terms we need to know, as well as questions from each lesson/chapter we learned about...
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Date Created: 02/05/16
ANTH 130 Exam 1 Study Guide KEY TERMS Subject position Re exivity Cultural relativism Code of Ethics Open ended questions Participant Observation Kavenga Haka Lakalaka Tau olunga Remittances The Tongan Way Rite of passage Liminality Communitas Mana Animism Informed consent IRB Historical Particularism Structural Functionalism Cultural Ecology Political Economy Ethnocentrism Human Rights Cultural Rights Taboo Collective effervescence TotemsI otemism FOR CLASS LECTURES AND KOTTAK CHAPTERS 1 3 amp 12 What are the four subfields of Anthropology What does each one consist offocus on What kinds of research is done in the different subfields What are the different research methods that can be done Which methods did Small and Pendry apply to their research What process do anthropologists have to go through in order to conduct research Were there any difficulties that Small and Pendry faced during their research period What were they How would you conduct a study Which methods would you use What would be your subject position How is cultural relativism different from moral relativism How does subject position impact the way data is gathered and interpreted Think about Small and her subject position What is the difference between qualitative ethnographic interviews vs quantitative ones What are some examples of practical problems that can arise during research How can you get around these What is a re exive or postmodern ethnography FROM SMALL S BOOK LECTURES AND VIDEO CLIPS Did Cathy Small s subject position affect how she gathered and interpreted data How did this affect her research What dilemmas did Small face during her research How do Tongans maintain their values and culture after migrating to their new homes What is life like for them Consider jobs economics family etc How do TonganAmerican youths navigate their dual identities How has migration impacted the lives of Tongans still remaining in Tonga Has it impacted them in a more negative or positive way What are remittances What do Tongans use them for How has migration impacted Malia Atu and Emma Has US immigration policy affected Tongan migration over time How Who performs such dances as the haka lakalaka and the tau olunga How is gender a part of these rituals Which gender is assigned with which part of these rituals What were the daily lives like for Tongans in the 1980s What were the housing conditions and the core values that the Tongans had What changes were occurring regarding tapa and mat making as well as uses of cash By the 1990s and by 2010 what more changes had taken place in Olunga What was Tonga s social structure before the Europeans arrive Were there any major changes introduced during and after the Europeans came What were they Look at how the social structure as well as the land tenure and politics changed starting from the 1980s and ending at 2010 Why were Tongan people migrating to the US Australia and New Zealand How did the Tongans feel about their migration What were their lives like after they migrated Compare the experiences of Eseta and Manu their daughters Malia and Atu PaluEmma and Finau Did each of them have a different definition of being Tongan How did they try to maintain The Tongan Way How did they help their other relatives back home in Tonga How did life and politics change postmigration and postremittances How were religious celebrations different Things to understand 0 Organization of families in Tonga The importance of inside vs outside Sharing Gifts at celebrations and funerals How tapa making groups and savings groups operate 0 Dance styles for men and women What aspects of weddings were similar to Western culture and which aspects were different from Western culture 0 O O 0 FOR KOTTAK S CHAPTER 2 AND LECTURES IN CLASS What are the different characteristics of culture Give examples How is the culture of humans similardifferent to that of chimpanzees What is ethnocentrism What are some dilemmas one could face when dealing with cultural relativism and human rights Give examples from the US Tonga and Oaxaca to illustrate local national or international culture Understand Kottak s categorization of universals generalities and particularities related to culture Give various examples for each FOR KOTTAK S CHAPTER 9 RELIGION AND LECTURES What is Edward Tylor s theory of the evolution of religion Review Kottak s description of rituals rites of passage the functions of religion in society and the roles of religion in social control and social change How do these ideas apply to Tongan funerals the church anniversary family weddings and birthdays as well as others FOR THE YOUTUBE FILMS AND CLASS CLIPS Describe cultural practices shown in the films Note the roles of men vs women What are the people doing How are they dressed How do they interact with each other How do these films illustrate ideas about culture and religion What are some signs you see of amalgams of cultural in uences How can religion operate as a mechanism of social control Tongans 0 What do the dances look like 0 What else are people doing at these special familypublic celebration Bali 0 How are cultural practices taught and learned Zapotecs O O O O O 0 What do mayordomos do Why What are the functions of the rituals What is guelaguetza How did migration affect religious practices Why are there fewer festivals held each year Saints and Spirits O 0 What were the practices associated wsaints and spirits in Morocco What functions were they supposed to accomplish Syrians O 0 Why did the Syrian women decide to wear the headscarf Why did the French gov t prohibit its use in public schools


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