Intro To Anthropology 1102
Intro To Anthropology 1102 Anth 1102
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Date Created: 08/31/16
Intro to Anthropology: Week 1 Biological Anthropology Seek to understand how humans adapt to diverse environments. They study other primates, the fossil record, prehistoric people and the biology and genetics of living populations. Archeological Anthropology Study past people and cultures. Use material evidence, such as bones, tools and pottery. Sociological Anthropology Examine social patterns and practices across cultures. Use participant observation which involves placing oneself in the research context for extended periods of time. Linguistic Anthropology Comparative study of ways in which language reflects in cultures. Use language training, tape record/video record and transcriptions of interactions and analysis of communication and interaction. What is Culture Culture vs. culture Learned human behavioral patterns. Writing, movement through public space, food preferences, pregnancy, birth and child rearing. Anthropology and Holism All areas of life are interconnected. Subcultures and Diversity Migration Highly mobile right now as a species No one set culture is applied everywhere Cultural and Linguistic Contact Huge numbers of culturally different people coming together in one place Cultural Universals Kinship- what it means to be related to someone Age-based classification- generational difference Socialization- when we learn what is needed to be a part of a particular social group (how to fit in). Morality- what is right and what is wrong Art- communicating ideas in a symbolic Culture vs. Society Culture is a system of learned behavioral patterns and attitudes. Societies are a group of interacting organisms. Human Planet Global Diversity Across the world’s nearly 200 different nations are an astonishing diversity of cultural and ethnic groups, who collectively speaks between 5,000-6,000 distinct languages. Anthropology as a discipline has its roots in the effort to understand, document and describe this diversity. Studying Others: Studying Ourselves Ethnography The systematic study of people and cultures The graphic and written representation of that group Ethnography can be a powerful tool for studying other unfamiliar cultural groups
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