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Ohio - SOCANTH 1030 - Class Notes - Week 1

School: Ohio University
Department: Sociology
Course: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Professor: Amr Al-Azm
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Name: Anthropology Notes Week 1
Description: These notes are a combination of simplified in-class PowerPoint information and verbally relayed information from Cultural Anthropology. This is a good resource for those that missed a day, would like material to study from, or would like to enhance their own notes. - Braig
Uploaded: 09/06/2016
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background image Anthropology Notes – Week 1 – Notes 1  Five Features of Anthropology  1.  Global in Scope  
2.  Bottom Up Approach 
3.  Ethnography 
4.  Structures of Power 
5.  Human Connectivity 
Four Fields of Anthropology  1.  Cultural Anthropology – Present day people, culture defined as transmitted, learned behavior 
2.  Archaeology – Studies past human societies 
3.  Linguistic Anthropology – Studies the construction and use of language by human societies, 
language a set of written or spoken symbols, subfields Descriptive, Historic, Sociolinguistics  4.  Physical Anthropology – physical or biological, evolution/primate behavior, closest to  Chimpanzee.  Applied Anthropology  War, Forensics, War Crimes, Natural Disasters, Terrorism  Globalization  Interactions across the years are becoming more frequent  Only Intensity and Pace have changed  “Time Space Compression” – used to refer to changes in transfer of information  “Flexible Accumulation” – ability of people to be flexible in how they get profit (Use other countries for 
cheaper labor, materials) 
“Uneven Development” – uneven distribution of health, wealth, etc      Key Dynamics: Adaptation  ---textbook is fine, different editions are fine-----  A base cause of globalization is human adaptation  Biological adaptations – skin color  Cultural adaptations – technology  Technology transformation has been increasing rapidly    Key Dynamics: Shaping the Natural World  While adapting, humans change their environments 

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School: Ohio University
Department: Sociology
Course: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Professor: Amr Al-Azm
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Name: Anthropology Notes Week 1
Description: These notes are a combination of simplified in-class PowerPoint information and verbally relayed information from Cultural Anthropology. This is a good resource for those that missed a day, would like material to study from, or would like to enhance their own notes. - Braig
Uploaded: 09/06/2016
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