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thCultural anthropology lecture 2January 14 2014 What is cultural anthropology Examine and understand other cultures to know yours better Culture is the learned shared values beliefs and rules that structure peoples thinking and behaviour Ethnocentrismthe disposition to read the rest of the world from instead of the scheme of our own cultural beliefs judging other peoples culture by the standards of your own and labelling what is different as in inferior Cultural relativismthe opposite of ethnocentrism understanding another culture in terms of its own logicthCreated in the colonial era in the late 20 century Lewis henry morgan 1877stages of societies savagery barbarism civilizationSavageryhuntergatherer Barbarismdomestication of plants and animals no phonetic alphabetCivilizati
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