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cultural anthropology week 1&2 notes

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The two notes cover Ethnocentrism, Cultural Relativism and how Race is used in our Society.
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Date Created: 08/31/16
    8/30/16    Cultural Anthropology 1200    Ethnocentrism -> Cultural relativism : Cultures change , technology and energy is a driving force of change : tipping point: when 10% has 90% of the wealth. WHAT IS CULTURE ? : TRADITIONS AND CULTURE THAT ARE LEARNED AND TRAVELED THROUGH TIME :CHILDREN ARE INCULTURATED ● READING ● WRITING ● CULTURE IS SYMBOLIC ● CULTURE CONTROLS HOW WE USE THE ENVIRONMENT ● CULTURE IS SHARED ● CULTURE IS PATTERN,​GIVES US OUR CULTURE VALUES AND BELIEFS THAT ARE LEARNED THAT TEND TO CHANGE VERY SLOWLY​. ● CULTURE IS ADAPTIVE; CREATIVE,​ CAN BE GOOD OR BAD​. ● CULTURE ACTS ON MANY LEVELS ● CULTURE IS INTEGRATED , ​METHOD OF PRODUCTION AFFECTS THE METHOD OF PRODUCTION 9/6/16  ANTHROPOLOGY      HOW DO WE USE RACE IN OUR SOCIETY?    WHAT ARE GENERAL PRIMATE TENDENCIES THAT ALL PRIMATES SHARE?  WHAT ARE THINGS THAT MAKES US DIFFERENT ?    GENERAL PRIMATE TENDENCIES  ● GRASPING  ● SIGHT  ● TOUCH ,is in humans fingers instead of our faces    HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS    ● HUMANS MANUFACTURE TOOLS, humans can’t live without tools.  ● BOTH SYMBOLIC AND VOCAL, all humans have language and all language is  simply complexed, language is productive.  ● ORGANISMS CHANGE ENOUGH TO STAY THE SAME, all organisms respond to  environment.  ● SEXUAL DIMORPHISM , Marked difference in male & female anatomy, size, child  bearing , and eating . Hunting and Gathering.  ● SHARING, COOPERATION , & DIVISION OF LABOR , every society divides  up  labor based on GENDER ,AGE ,KINSHIP , DEGREE ,who can do what and who  can’t do what.  ● MATING, EXOGAMY ,ENDOGAMY & KINSHIP.   ❏ EXOGAMY: who humans are not supposed to mate with.  ❏ ENDOGAMY: who humans are supposed to mate with.  ❏ KINSHIP: who a human is related to.    ● RELIGION  ● CREDIT  ● BIOLOGICAL    HOW DID WE GET HERE?  1. Creationism: THE IDEA THAT GOD CREATED THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN  IT.  2. Catasterism : THE IDEA THAT GOD CREATED THE EARTH MORE THAN ONCE.  3. Transformism: EVOLUTION; THE PROCESS OF UNIFORMISM ,the driving force of  biological evolution/ Earth Changes.           


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