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Cultural Anthropology Notes 1

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Cultural Anthropology Notes 1 ANTHRO 104


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These notes cover course material since the beginning of the semester. Chapters 1 - 3 in Kenneth Guest's textbook: Cultural Anthropology, A Toolkit for a Global Age, and lectures 1 - 4 (01/19 - 01/...
Cultural Anthropology
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by y-chen9 on Friday January 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTHRO 104 at University of Wisconsin - Madison taught by Dr. Falina Enriquez in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 197 views. For similar materials see Cultural Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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Date Created: 01/29/16
Anthropology 104 Notes Lecture 1  Dr. Enriquez office hours: Wednesdays 1-3 pm  Globalization: “The worldwide intensification of the interactions and increased movement of money, people, goods and ideas within and across national borders”. (Guest, 18) Chapter 1 The women of Plachimada vs Coca-Cola o “It takes 9 L of water to make 1 L of Coke” “Anthropology is the study of the full scope of human diversity and the applications of that knowledge to help people of different backgrounds better understand one another”. (Guest, 9) o Study emerged in late 19 Century Franz Boas (1858-1942): One of the founders of American anthropology Audrey Richards (1899-10984): Studied Bemba people (now in Zambia) in 1930s. Focused on their health and nutrition. Ethnocentrism: “The strong human tendency to believe that one’s own culture or way of life is normal, natural and superior to the beliefs and practices of others”. (Guest, 9) Four-Field-Approach: physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology Physical anthropology = biological anthropology Garbology: The study of anthropology through garbage Linguistic anthropology: 3 kinds of specialization - descriptive linguistics, historic linguists, sociolinguists Globalization: See above, see effects below o Time-Space Compression: “The rapid innovation of communication and transportation technologies has transformed the way we think about space (distances) and time”. (Guest, 20) o Flexible Accumulation: Reflects the fact that advances in transportation and communication have enabled companies to move their production facilities and activities around the world in search of cheaper labor, lower taxes and, and fewer environmental regulations…”. (Guest, 20) –“offshoring”, “outsourcing”  Relationship between T-S Compression and Flexible Accumulation o Increasing migration o Uneven Development Fuzhou, China  NYC, USA


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