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1-16 and 1-21 Anth 203 lecture

by: Alejandra Gutierrez

1-16 and 1-21 Anth 203 lecture 3446

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Anthropology 203

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I put these two days together because we didn't have time to finish the first day(Bold) at a good spot so I had to roll it over to include the next day of notes so it would make sense. Why look at ...
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alejandra Gutierrez on Friday January 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 3446 at Washington State University taught by Abdul-Karim in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 63 views.


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Date Created: 01/23/15
Anthropology 203 What is Anthropology Study of human species Definition 1 Everywhere throughout time produces knowledge about what makes people from different places similar and different Definition 2 It is the idea of humans Anthropology is Holistic studying the whole of human conditions Cross Cultural study Comparing customs Sociology interacting human population and sharing culture Culture transmitted and symbolic that shapes behavior and regulates human society so that people can maintain themselves and reproduce Characteristics of a culture L Learned through enculturation process by which culture is passed down generations and individuals become members of their society Conscious ways of learning culture Direct Told how to behave Indirect Through imitation Unconscious ways as well Language tells a lot When people s world revolves around something like sheep then there s more words present for it There s more words because it is important I lntergrated Aspects of culture are interrelated Change in one affects the other S Shared Shared within a society People can predict how others are most likely to behave in a given circumstances because of the norms that are set by society and roles S Symbolic based Symbols have meaning to members of the culture Use symbols to transmit meaning Example Language Icons Something that represents something that it doesn t exactly relate to it does not look like what it represents S Some are universal Some are unique to each culture Book is a symbol it has no direct correlation with the way it is written and what it represents A Adaptive Learned through Culture provides the knowledge of how to which allows us to adapt to different settings Ogives means to adapt to surroundings Irrigation allows forms in the desert of Bahrain Culture is not biological but the ability to use it rests in hominid biology Ability to learn To think symbolically To use language To employ tools The ability to organize To be flexible and our ability to adapt to the environment Culture shapes our day to day lives What is attractive People see beauty as different things Some cultures see wider people as being more beautiful others see thinner people as beautiful It all depends with culture 0 What to eat People eat different things around the world We had a long conversation about frogs leg cow tongue and cockroaches being in chocolate 0 Gender roles Cultures think about gender differently Some 2 or 4 genders and different roles


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