INTRO CULTSOCL ANTH
INTRO CULTSOCL ANTH ANTH 1003
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Anthropology Study of humans and their makeup culture history in the scope ofbeing holistic comparative and evolutionary 0 Everything that has to do with being human American Anthropology o CulturalSocial o BiologicalPhysical physicality of humans study evolution 0 Linguistics study language 0 Archaeology cultural anthropology of the past Cultural Anthro 0 Study of human society and culture 0 Behaviors beliefs attitudes organization 0 Living NOT dead 0 Ethnography product of FIELDWORK I Work of cultural anthropologists I Written or film about a specific group ofpeople I Research and write up the reportfieldwork o Ethnology I Came about when Europeans were writing down info about other peoples in 1800s I Going into field and doing study yourself PhysicalBiological Anthro 0 Study of humans as BIOCULTURAL organisms 0 Classification by biology not outer characteristics 0 Cannot have culture without biology and vice versa 0 0 Evolution 0 Paleoanthropology I Bones and tools left behind by ancestors o Primatology I Informs us about how we are related to our relatives I Other non human primates as well 0 Forensic anthropology O Linguistic Anthro 0 Study of human language and its relation to culture 0 Language is unique to humans 0 Language in community 0 Complex arbitrary symbolic productin uence of culture Archaeology 0 Study of past human culture 0 Artifacts and features 0 Patterned life ways 0 Protect past info for documentation before destroyed 0 CRM cultural resource management 0 NOT Indiana Jones Applied Anthro o Gathered info from 4 fields Solve realworld problems 0 Use outside of academia 0000 REVIEW Health Public policy Agriculture Business All four fields are HOLISTIC because they work together to make up anthropology Fieldwork Time you spend studying long enough to answer the question you set out to find out 0 Cornerstone o Ethnography 0 Actual studies done about different peoples around the world 0 Methods 0 Participant observation I Most common method I Live with them do what the do learn the language I Father ofAmerican Anthropology Franz Boas Colombia Univ early 1900s quotPapa Franz by anthropologists I First Linguistic anthropologist concentrated of fieldwork o Positivism vs Re exivity I P as scientific as possible lab setting Margaret Mead 1930s 0 Research question observation very strict results HOW they do it not WHY they do it I R involving yourself in the research changes everything because both sides are affected shock horror surprise 0 quotFactsquot 0 Fieldwork Preparations I Principal Investigator I IRB present research question in order to do research 0 To investigatethe ontological and cultural implications of quotmanhunts in Papua New Guinea Get exemptapproved 0 Apply for a grant to get money to NSF National Science Foundation research organization NIH National Institute of Health link it to health 48500 awarded asks for 2 assistants 18 months not long enough get a job there to supply more money VISA work for you and people that are coming with Living arrangements Immunizations before leaving Equipment laptop batteries recorders etc Hire an interpreter through consulate or university Find informants The Dialectic of Fieldwork o Informants 0 aka I teachers consultants friends 0 Effect of fieldwork on them 0 Interpretation 0 Put something in words that most people can understand outside of university 0 Most basic terms as descriptive as possible yet still truthful 0 Translation Preparations for Ethnographic Fieldwork 0 Permission 0 Funding 0 Informants 0 Language 0 Living arrangements 0 Research 0 Publicationcredit 0 Culture shock Global Forces 0 Perspective shift 0 Feminism o Postmodernism o Fieldworkmoves o Multisitedfieldwork