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1-23 Anth 203 lecture

by: Alejandra Gutierrez

1-23 Anth 203 lecture 3446

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Alejandra Gutierrez
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Anthropology 203

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These are the lecture notes for Friday 1/23/15. Why look at this? Besides it being the lecture notes, it has some information that may not be in the outline. Some things are examples and side stori...
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This 3 page One Day of Notes was uploaded by Alejandra Gutierrez on Friday January 23, 2015. The One Day of Notes belongs to 3446 at Washington State University taught by Abdul-Karim in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 35 views.


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Date Created: 01/23/15
12315 Anthropology has 4 subfields as an anthropologists have to now all 4 Wellrounded can t understand one thing without the other This class will be focusing more on Cultural anthropology Cultural Anthropology Dealing with humans and cultural remains Archaeology Humans as biological systems And also looks at genetics Linguistics Language and communication Physical Anthropology Cultural anthropology 0 Study of practices in human behavior thoughts and feelings 0 Focus human as cultureproducing and culturereproducing creatures 0 Look at learned part of culture how passed down 0 Look at today and the past 0 2 components what cultural Anthropology produces Systematic description of a particular culture based on first hand observation Participant observation is a participate andor become a member Like infant Learn what it is to become a member They write down description later on Ex Takes notes while participating but then creating an essay or book out of it Study of analysis of different cultures from a comparative or historical point of view using accounts and developing theories that help explain why similarities or differences occur among groups I want to study culture Get info of different cultures then combine the information into a report Showing similarities or differences Pick a topic Then show how cultures or groups are different or same Can put in observation and other data from other people Observer bias Evaluating another culture from one s own culture Right or wrong Avoid this Influence what see and point of view Like driving cars There are diiferent ways to drive a car on a road In the US people drive on the right while in England people drive on the left Some people may say that driving on the left side of the road is wrong and so this is Ethnocentrism How you feel is noted in notebook Put I notes and see it Events may influence perspective Influence how observations are interpreted IN BOOK Latipso striped away from dignity THe fam stange Point of article Things that are fam to ppl but seems strange Shrine with charms and potions Medicine cabinet They don t throw away remedies do we throw away medicine Shaman that cures people don t we have doctors Herb people pharmaceutical people Woman baking their heads solons Those machines that go on the head and give heat to the hair you can tell how often I go to salons But you get the idea Changing their bodies plastic surgeries happen here Foundation is the same Even if treated differently Culture relativism Understanding another culture by their own categories which are assumed to be valid and worthy of respect Issues Not have to agree with culture just because they say ok doesn t mean its ok Point understand why some practices are occurring IN BOOK Why genital mutilation What happens when people say it s wrong Government made it illegal in some places but it is still being done because it fulfills some roles in the culture Pushing it underground and making it less safe Take for example Haiti They were poor and after the earthquake they became poorer and it became difficult to rebuild Where does POVERTY stem from 1791 slave revolt in Haiti US didn t want revolt The reason for no involvement was because the US still had slaves and so if they helped slaves in Haiti revolt then it could have caused the slaves in the US to revolt French got involved The revolt ended 1804 Countries ignored Haiti s trade because of the revolt Haiti was poor because of no one wanted to trade with them coffee and sugar French said ok they ll trade only if Haiti paid to the slave holders It took till1904 to pay it This is the root of Haiti in poor and troubles to repair after the earthquake


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