Anthropology Notes 2/23/16
Anthropology Notes 2/23/16 2597
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Unbalanced Exchange -one person benefits more than the other Markets and Profit Seeking -as much as the customer is willing to pay -selling for more than the cost to produce it Theft Exploitation -internships -servitude -slavery The Functions of Consumption -Sustenance/Utility -Symbolic -Identity/Branding -Solidarity→ alliance, part of a larger group -Distinction→ group clarification, knowing social value Arts and Expressive Culture Aesthetic Judgement→ judgement as to what is beautiful/pleasant vs. what is ugly/unpleasant Definitions Expressive Culture→ manifestations of human creativity Arts→ music, performance, visual, literature Art→ object, event or other expressive form that evokes an aesthetic response outside the realm of the practical Art Emerges with Modern Humans -Blombos Cave→ South Africa (70,000 years ago) -Figurines in central Europe→ (40,000-10,000 years ago) ex. Woman of Willendorf -Cave painting→ France and Spain (35,000-15,000 years ago) -Paleolithic art is linked to reflect hunting -The making of art spreads with the spread of modern humans (Australia) -Petroglyphs→ SouthWest USA, South Africa and India Functions of Art -aesthetic pleasure (non-utilitarian) -trade and social relations (kula rings) -symbols of power and status (religious paintings) -ethical education -social controls/links to the supernatural