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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AB3
Professor
Karen Mc Garry
Semester
Winter

Description
Cultural Anthropology Study of cultures, and societies  ­ participant observation  ­ ethnographic reports  ­local regional or global  Archaeology ­ study of past societies using  material remains  ­ Classical:  ­ Historical:  ­ Prehistoric:  Linguistics  Construction and use of language  Structural: how language works Sociolinguistics: language and social  behavior  Historical: how languages are related  Physical  Studies all aspects of biology, and behavior  of humans  Jane Gooddal­ studied chimp behavior  Applied Anthro  Marketing, business, law indigenous claims  Steps for preparing for fieldwork  1) Financial  2) Emotional  3) Languages 4) Background knowledge  Three sources of data 1) Peoples own understandings 2) The extent to which they believe  they are observing those rules  3) Behaviors directly observed by an  anthropologist.  Armchair Anthropology No practical experience  Verandah Anthropology Interviewed Natives, Anthropologist and  subjects were only men  Bronislaw Malinowski  ­Difference in what subjects says, and what  they actually do.  ­No relation to the metis being in awe of  spirits  ­Invented modern fieldwork and participant  observation  Sterks Article  ­informants and teachers ­insider
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