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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 2160
Professor
D Rose
Semester
Winter

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thJanuary 16 2012Background Victorian armchair anthropology Theories about cultural evolution Diffusion cultures learn frominfluence each other however indirectlyversus independent invention different societies develop their own culturesstructure systems independently static slice of time synchronic versus focus on change through time diachronicBoas Kwakiutl Malinowski Trobiand Islands later with his students in Africa Colonialism and anthropology Readings Malinowski and Boas Both articles address ideas about what anthropology is and what anthropology should or could be and some of the types of concerns or questions raised continue today along with new concernsethicsart or sciencerole of anthropologistimpartial observer or situated knowledgereflexivity documentary Off the Verandah evolution means change through timenot necessarily improvementprogress Boas discusses ethnocentricity and spells out that different cultures do not need to go thr
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