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Study Guide Midterm 1

by: Yasmin Alfaro

Study Guide Midterm 1 Anthro 101

Yasmin Alfaro


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Introduction to anthropology
Pr. Robin DeLugan
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Yasmin Alfaro on Wednesday September 21, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Anthro 101 at University of California - Merced taught by Pr. Robin DeLugan in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Introduction to anthropology in ANTH at University of California - Merced.


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Date Created: 09/21/16
ANTH 1: Introduction to Socio­cultural Anthropology (Fall 2016) MIDTERM I REVIEW Exam will be in two parts: Part I Identifications: You will see 9 concepts from the list below.  You will select 5 concepts  only from the list of 9 and provide the following information:  a) definition (4 points); b) identify the source of the term from class—specific reference to  syllabus topic, lecture, reading or film (2 points); and c) in one sentence state why the concept is important to anthropology (2 points)   [5 concepts x 8 points each = 40 points] Part II Essays: You will write two essays.  There will be specific prompts that ask you to  synthesize what you have learned about (for example) anthropology as a discipline, its history,  how it has changed especially in terms of topics of study and where fieldwork takes place, key  individuals, key ideas and concepts; and draw from the key reading Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco. [2 essays x 30 points each = 60 points] Nacirema Anthropology British social anthropology v. American cultural anthropology Socio­cultural anthropology Four fields of American anthropology Armchair anthropologists  Society Social Structure  Social Institutions Ethnocentrism  Emic vs. Etic perspective First Contact Anthropology straddles the Social Sciences and Humanities Disciplines Holistic approach Alfred Kroeber Culture (characteristics of) Franz Boas Unilineal Cultural Evolution 1 Cultural Relativism Historical Particularism Structural­Functionalism  Symbolic or Interpretive anthropology  Postmodernism in anthropology   Ethnography Bronislaw Malinowski Ethnographic (fieldwork) method Participant­Observation Key Informant Margaret Mead v. Derek Freeman controversy Comparative Method Synchronic/Diachronic Changing ideas about “the field” Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco Ethics Human Subjects Protection Informed Consent 2


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