ANTH 1001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Trobriand Islands, Big Bang, Origin Myth

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Essay notes the social life of space. Spaces of home and exile: forced moving, exile, social needs changing etc. Faith 47 cape town post-apartheid: graffiti is about taking back spaces, stigmas, thoughts, learned behaviour and recreating them to be your own. ". Recap: last week: why does delaney start with discussion of orientation and disorientation". Makes things relatable to your own experience (parallel between university and anthropology) Way to understand how people get" culture. Invited us to use our experience from outset: how does cultural relativism come in, how about ritual and symbolism?". Ritual/rite de passage: arnold van gennep, 1873-1957, cultural ceremony marking transition from one phase of life to another, limited time and space (days, weeks, years) Separation transition reincorporation: making person as member" of social group, group remakes itself. Maintenance of norms, ideals: typically involves some type of difficulty or ordeal, characterized by ritual elements (objects, dress, songs, activities, food, ritual substances) Really different ideas of time, space, humans.

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