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Gender Relations Comp Persp

by: Samson Kemmer

Gender Relations Comp Persp ANP 220

Samson Kemmer
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Chantal Tetreault

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Date Created: 09/19/15
Lecture Notes Ja n ua ry 10 h Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective What is Anthropology 0 Anthropology the study of human diversity across time and space V Cultural diversity and biological diversity V Across all of human existence and geographic space V Definition is so broad because anthropology is so varied 0 Key features of Anthropology V Holistic studying the whole human existence by varied perspectives V Comparative To fully understand the human experiences we must compare them to something ie Comparing 2 cultures or comparing human practices to those of nonhuman primates V Integrative Both a science and a humanity Uses scientific method with humanities practices Science systematic study that uses experiments observations and deduction Humanities the study of languages practices and other forms of creative expression Interpretative o The Four Fields V Biological Physical V Archaeology V Cultural V Linguistic 0 Cultural Anthropology the study of cultures V Finding and interpreting cultural meaning Why people do what they do V Shared practices and understandings V Most common but least known field V Methods Ethnography an indepth interpretative description of a culture or cultural practice Requires interpretations and description ParticipantObservation participating in a cultural practice while observing it o Linguistic Anthropology the study of human language V How language emerged historically V How languages are structured V How we use language to communicate culture Most important aspect to study We use pronouns and other aspects of language to express gender


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