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World Cultures January 17.docx

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anthropology
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ANTH 1034
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Hollis Moore

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World Cultures January 16  2014  • Some societies fear the dead, others revere them • Why do human beings differ in their belief and behaviours? o Because of their culture • Culture: the system of meanings about the nature of experience that one shared up  by people and passed on from one generation to another, including the meanings  that people give to things, events, activates and people • Society: the product of patterns of behaviour • International borders are not natural parts of a culture o Nation state border  ▯example of cultural construction o No culture accepts all types of food as edible • Akha Chicken Sacrifice o Pig sacrifice – congealed pig's blood o Do
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