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ANTH 101, Notes for weeks 1 & 2

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These notes cover the first two weeks of lecture, as well as main topics and definitions from the reading. The second document is two days of lecture combined, because the topics she covered overla...
General Anthropology
Anna Agbe-Davies
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashtyn Wastchak on Wednesday January 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 101 at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill taught by Anna Agbe-Davies in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 173 views. For similar materials see General Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

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Date Created: 01/20/16
NOTES 01/13/16 Anthropologists:  Look at people as they relate to one another in groups  Human interaction Applied anthropology  How people raise their children  What happens when you introduce a new technology  University of South Florida o Made slideshow in specific response to the mayor who said: I don’t think Florida needs any more anthropologists” and reducing anth programs Anthropology  Societies  Culture- the things that are socially learned; “learned beliefs and behaviors characteristic of a particular group” o Cultures are integrated systems that contain recognizable patterns of belief and behavior  Important to spend time in the field  Rites of passage: key moments in a person’s life where the things that show how they fit into society are really highlighted and come into play o Victor Turner spent a lot of time on this concept  Separation (from the group)  Liminality- neither here nor there, not yet transitioned; limbo  Reincorporation (into society)- once again fit into people’s expectations  Bronislaw Malinowski o Among the first to:  Collect info from colonial records  Make comparisons of the kinship patterns among different societies  Write an ethnography  Live among the people he was studying; active participant in the society and make observations from their viewpoint o Looked at family structure and family location in relation to one another Projects  Be willing to engage with the process  Project 1: photo essay Participation Material culture- the measurable and tangible things that are culture Roles- people fit into a particular spot of a social group; the person that is always late, the person that takes care of everyone, the


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