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Ashley Sanchex
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Cultural Ecology
Randolph Widmer

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Cultural Ecology
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This 3 page Reader was uploaded by Ashley Sanchex on Friday January 23, 2015. The Reader belongs to 3341 at University of Houston taught by Randolph Widmer in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see Cultural Ecology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Houston.

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Date Created: 01/23/15
Cultural ecology interaction of cultural groups with the physical environment 0 Physical environment will be Starting from an ecological perspective 0 How do humans use energy What does this have to do with symbolism Information is cultural culture changes the rate that we get information History of cultural ecology 0 Cultural 0 Started in anthropology biological adaption 0 Ratzel differences in geographic variation on the planet was responsible for differences in behavior groups 0 Ellsworth Huntington wrote quotClimate amp Civilizationquot selection for personality traits genetic selection that are adaptive to an environment 0 Sheldons body types endomorphs ectomorphs amp mesomorphs 0 Sheldons law of optimum People do better in ideal conditions was a bad theory 0 Abraham Kardiner psychologist and anthropologist came up with The Basic Personality Structure which says that personality derives from primary institutions primary institutions deal with child rearing and training and social structure The secondary institutions deal with art and religion 0 Julius Stewart writes a notion that it39s not the personality that is important it is the group characters into three parts Ideological sociopolitical technology 0 Marcel maguss seasons change how group characteristics Important points in the development of modern culture 1 getting away from biology genetics as causal for cultural differences 2 Getting away from personality as causal for cultural differences 3 Embarrassing culture as causal in adaption and for characterizing cultural variation Darwin 2 Mutation 1 Selection based on death 3 Gene ow 4 Drift 2 Innovation puts new things out there Vs Lamarck 3 Diffusion spreading out 1 Selection based on choice 4 No correlate for Drift


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