ANTH 1001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Adam Kuper, Ethnography, Edward Burnett Tylor

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Read delaney chapter 9- couple questions on exam, focus on broad concepts. Directions in contemporary anthropology: decolonizing anthropology (1960s on) Critique of power relations between anthropologists and the people they study. Anthropology is criticized as a product of 19th century eurocentric thinking. Ethnographic study is unidirectional: we (westerners) study others (everyone else) Critiques led to the collapse of boasian anthropology (anthropologist as. Hero going in to discover people: the new cultural anthropology (mid-1980s-1990s) Also known as the postmodern turn in anthropology. Response to internal and indigenous critiques of anthropology. Examined how texts established authority through privileged narratives that subordinated informants. Tried to deal with ethnocentrism in the discipline and inequality in the research process. Brought in concept of reflexivity - ethnographer must examine their own position, biases and relationship to those being studied: critical/engaged anthropology (1990s-present) Shift towards collaborative research- doing research with rather than. Changing perspective on researcher"s objectivity - insider knowledge and multiple perspectives are valued.

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