*Block assignment 3 due nov.15th*
Review + New
Culture is what anthropologists study
"the culture of the"
Strathern notes that with Schneider, kinship is becoming a cultural way of organizing
Other cultures don't have "kinship", why does she like that?
It breaks the taken granted
"everyone think of human relations in terms of kinship"
It transforms British social anthro into an indigenous anthro
Conception that transforms the domain of nature into a domain of culture
Her book title indicates: after NATURE
**If everything is culture, then even nature is not worth anything
Culture requires the presence of nature
What happens to culture if nature ceases?
The above thinking makes our view on anthropology, nature, and culture, change
What if culture was just a concept
A time/plan specific way of thinking about humans
What if the term culture is just ONE way of thinking about humans
Used to refer to agriculture
Rousseau use the term for humans, they CULTIVATE themselves
It wasn't coherent, just meant humans cultivate themselves
Herder said humans are cultural beings
Wherever there is language, material artifact, there's something called culture
One singular phenomenon
Jewish --> can't become a professor in Germany
Marries in USA and moves there
Thinks about the Eskimo in terms of culture (cultura)
They have a DIFFERENT culture
Change from what Herder said
The end of an epoch
All of later anthro departments in univers