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Notes for September 17, 22, 24

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Notes for September 17, 22, 24 Anth 1113 003

General Anthropology
Samuel G. Duwe

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Sept. 17- Making a Living* Sept. 22- Ritual and Religion Sept. 24- Linguistic Anthropology *because Sept. 17's notes are very short and 15 was a continuation of Sept. 10's notes I just adde...
General Anthropology
Samuel G. Duwe
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General Anthropology notes September 17 22 24 Renee Roe 0 economics are inherently tied up with culture 0 of economics that people focus on 0 production 0 distribution 0 consumption 0 Anthropologists argue over which of these three are more important to societies but really it s different for every culture Ritual and Religion Sept 22 What is myth 0 stories that recount how various aspects of the world were created or came to be the way they are now 0 important to the structure of life in every human society 0 tied into the concept of worldview or encompassing pictures of reality What is religion 0 belief and ritual concerned with supernatural beings powers and forces 0 bodies of people who come together regularly to worship or for rituals 0 have a shared system of meaning 0 have a shared doctrine about the relationship between individuals and the supernatural 0 definition ideas and practices that postulate reality beyond that which is immediately available to the senses 0 Supernatural extraordinary realm outside of the observable world 0 it is nonempirical and inexplicable in ordinary terms 0 Ritual set of acts that follow a sequence established by tradition o is also defined as formal repetitive behavior Kinds of Religion 0 Shamanic part time medicomagico religious specialists mediate between people and the supernatural Le a medium 0 Olympian arose with statelevel societies and have full time religious specialists o Monotheistic also has priesthoods and notions of divine power but only believe in a single eternal omniscient omnipotent and omnipresent being Origins of religion 0 upper paleolithic iLinguistic Anthropology Sept 2 What is Linguistic Anthroooloav 0 study of the variation in human languages the roots of human languages and the roles of language in shaping human thoughts and behavior how language is used relationship between language and culture 0 how humans acquire language o verbal language nonverbal language ques ons o How did language originate o Are all human languages of equal complexity o What makes human distinctive 0 Does language shape thought or vice versa 77 tn1 lmilitienl 0 there are 150 sounds in world language I babies can detect all of them I we lose our ability to detect them as we get older 0 babies learn language through immersion in language 0 socialization o as people move across the world they spread their language ideals I migration 0 language can change through contact with other culture groups 0 language can be invented I pidgin creole I creole is a full fledged language in itself even though it is created by the mixing of 2 languages together can be made into a major native language 0 example Louisiana Creole mix of French the dominant language and African languages


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