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Week 1 Notes ANTH 1002

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Introductory Week
Sociocultural Anthropology
Roy Richard Grinker
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Samantha Notetaker on Monday September 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 1002 at George Washington University taught by Roy Richard Grinker in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Sociocultural Anthropology in Anthropology at George Washington University.


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Date Created: 09/05/16
8/29/2016 Watch Thandie Newton TED Talk Margaret Mead (1901­19??) challenged chauvinist stereotypes  Went to New Guinea to get a global perspective  Studied different cultures o Arapesh: men and women are naturally fitted for the nurturance and raising children o Mundugumor: men and women are competitive and aggressive, not nurturing o Tchambuli: they believe that men were naturally feminine (by American standards) while women are naturally masculine  In appropriate for men to initiate sex, etc. 8/31/2016 Counter­Intuitive Claims ­ An Anthropological perspective takes nothing for granted, always ask ‘why’ Before 1892, there were no homosexuals, or heterosexuality, in the world o Homosexuality first appears in the OED in 1976  Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed o 1837 Lincoln rode into Springfield and asked him for a room. The continued to sleep  together for 3 years, despite him being offered many other places to live. o In letters they confessed to each other that they were anxious about performing sexually  with their wives. o Was Lincoln gay?? Lincoln cannot be called a homosexual because the term didn’t exist.  There was no model of it, so ‘heterosexuals’ had no fear of being called a homosexual  In Ancient Greece, it was only considered ‘bad’ if, between a citizen and a slave, the ‘citizen’ was on the receiving end. In Europe, before the late 1700s, there was only one sex: male th  Pre­18  century + 2,000 o Woman is an inverted man  There is no vocabulary for the female reproductive organs until the late 1700s  Gradual transition to a 2 sex model o Ancient Greek notion of signs, correspondences and archetypes  No new scientific discoveries were made, there was simply a cultural shift. The industrial  revolution required a fixed identity  The sexes must be incommensurate in a stable world comprehensible by science  Individual and social identities are reduced to the organ Is it ‘natural’ for a woman to menstruate once a month?  Menses: o The cycle is typically 28­30 days o Cycle saves an amount of energy equivalent to six­days’ worth of food over a cycle  John Rock, MD o Endocrinologist instrumental in the creation of oral conception o The Pill  1951­ the Pope Pius XII sanctions the rhythm method for Catholics as a ‘natural’  method of regulating procreation  FDA approves the poll in 1960  1968­ Pope Paul VI declares all ‘artificial’ to be against the teachings of the  Catholic church  Nuns are perfect for studying menstruation o Discovered that nuns are higher risk for breast cancer and uterine disease  The Dogon (Mali): Beverly Strasmman (Univ. of Michigan) o Have fewer periods than Americans (300­400/lifetime) o ~100/lifetime  Start at 16  Average 8­9 births  Between age of 20­34 average just over 1 period a year due to a lot of breast  feeding  After 35 until menopause, average 4 periods a year Culture is EVERYWHERE  Race, class, language, gender, social classification, ritualized efforts to promote social solidarity  (e.g. apologies), and incest taboos  Mean Girls Trailer:  First­Cousin Marriage in the U.S. is legal in 20 states


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