Notes 4 ANTHROP 2202H
Popular in Peoples and Cultures: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
G C 440
Dr. Toni O'Kon
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EmicEtic cultural perspectives important Jules and I would have different lists of things that are uniquely American Demand characteristicsHawthorne effecttelling someone what they want to hearacting how you think you39re supposed to act Cultural KnowledgeNORMS idealsrules about acting in a given situation regulating interactions between people VALUESbeief about the most desirable way of lifewhat is worthwhile what individual rights do people have or not have SYMBOLS objects behaviors etcarbitrarywriting is nothing but squiggles that another culture won39t understandspeech body language sounds mmm uhhuh gar rituals hand signals REALITY categorizationella nouns human nature what is natural and supernaturalunderstanding the world systematically by what quotexistsquot or doesn39ttime WORLDVIEW interpretation of reality and world eventshow they interactno group lives in seclusion CONCEPT OF EXISTENCE good and evilwhere does it come fromJudeoChristian says God and Satan etcC of E often part of religion Having cultural knowledge does not dictate behaviorknowing right from wrong does not mean that one will act in that way Interesting thought for experimentput wallets of various quotpeoplequot fake wallets on the ground nearish to lost and found stations and count the number of wallets turned inwalets of rich versus poor bachelors versus re ghter with kids etc Culture does not have a biological basisto have that would make a case for quotbiological determinismquot meaning that a person will act like their ethnicity or race While there is a large amount of biodiversity there is in nitely more cultural diversity Certain amount of biological basis for culture like the quotmodulequot that could predispose us to be part of a culture any culturemodule learn quickly social tendencies thinking symbolically learn languages use tools to organize lives and adapt to our environmentwe may not be the only ones with these capabilities Interaction between culture environment and biologyenv could be social or natural culture in uences biology body image of beauty in a given culture vaccines gender roles biology affects culture can39t live too high up can39t y can39t breathe underwaterinvented technology culture affects environment deforestation gardening hunting prize animals environment affects culture can39t survive in too coldinvent heating environment affects biology skin pigmentation biology affects environment need to be near food sources or invent something that can bring the food in We are a very quotplasticquot organismwe can adapt to pretty much anything with some limitations
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