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Lecture 2- Foundations in Ethnography

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Anthropology
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ANTH 222
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Ronald Niezen

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anthropos: the idea of humanity, an idea that cannot be perfectly translated from Greek has emerged as a category and legal category (think human rights) logos: the systematic study of humanity Johann Gottfried Herder on Volker as subject matter of comparative anthropology: “He knows with exactitude the objects that he sees; he recounts with precision the sayings that he hears. His tongue does not stammer, just as his arrow does not stray, for how can his soul err and stammer over that which he precisely sees and hears?” “When one steals their land, one has stolen everything from them.” thought that these people represented something closer to the original creation representative of the immense variety of creation it was a very different study of humanity back then compared to modern anthropology Socio-Cultural Anthropology the various human institutions that can accommodate and make use of law society: the state or condition of living in company with other people; the system of customs and organization adopted by a group of people for harmonious coexistence or mutual benefit (OED) culture: the distinctive ideas, customs, social behaviour, products, or way of life of a particular nation, society, people, or period, Hence, a society or group characterized by such customs, etc. (OED) ethnology: the science which treats of races and peoples, and of their relations to one another, their distinctive physical and other characteristics, etc. (OED) ethnography: the scientific description of nations or races of men, with their customs, habits, and points of difference. (OED) Frank Hamilton Cushing, 1857-1900 studied native people and their communities became a priest of the bow and a flint master made a turquoise frog with these skills, but it was seen as inauthentic by Washington because he was a researcher; they didn’t see him as part of that society strict division between the goals of science and the people that one observes, according to Washington boys the bounded model, limiting went and actually stayed with the people he was supposed to study (unprecedented) one of the pioneers of the ethnographic method Bronislaw Malinowski, 1884-1942 the person w
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