Unit 1 Notes
Unit 1 Notes ANTH 1000
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Intro to Anthropology Monday, January 18, 2016 3:44 PM Anthropology: • The study of humans; • "anthropos" = humans • Four traditional subfields: • Biological/physical athropology(study of beings as biological beings) • Archaeology (study of human cultures via material remains; US: Historic and Prehistoric) • Linguistics(anthropological study of language) • Cultural Anthropology(focus on contemporary cultures) • Fifth subfield: Applied Anthropology (Anthropological inquiry or methods used to solve social problems; can come from any of the four other subfield) • Anthropology is a science because there three things make it a science: • Objectivity • Test interpretations • Use scientific method ○ Hypotheses- -> procedures/experiment- s- > data/resul- -> findings/conclusions --> cycle back to hypotheses and repeat How do we organize knowledge? Knowledge: • Sciences • Humanities Sciences: • Natural • Social Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Consumer Anthropology Forensic Anthropology • Social Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Consumer Anthropology Forensic Anthropology Medical Anthropology • Biomedicine • Ethnomedicine • Balance or equilirium • Supernatural forces Healing in Southeast Asia Employment of Anthropologists • Corporations & Other Businesses • Government positions • NGO’s (non-government organizations) • Philanthropic foundations • Hospitals • Financial institutions Theory: a general idea that explains a large set of factual patterns; they CANNOT be proved, but can be disproved • FALSIFICATION Methods for gathering Data: • Fieldwork (ethnography, excavation) • Goal: to discover patterns in human behavior Why Anthropology is Unique: • Holistic Perspective • Focus on interrelationships between facets of human condition • Comparative Study • Meaning found in both differences and similarities