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ANTH 1210 Lecture 4: Lecture 4

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ANTH 1210
Haskel J.Greenfield

o82 My behaviour: normal, natural, good, beautiful or important Strangers (people not part of your group): savage, inhuman, disgusting and irrational rites and standards Leads to intolerance of cultural differences Fundamental Perspectives in Anthropology: Holistic: Puts interpretation of events and variables into larger picture The various parts of culture are integrated CrossCultural: Avoids culture bound theories (Freuds Oedipus complex Margaret Mead test) Test theories generated from one culture against those from other unrelated cultures Ethnology and Modern Primitives: Study of modern people Recent past (Ethno historic) Sociocultural Anthropology: Studies social organization and more intangible aspects Ethnology: Ethnology: crosscultural study of behaviour Ethnography: description of a single culture Fieldwork: study of a community (city, town, village) Modern complex societies: Western societies Traditional domain of sociology Not just primates Linguistic Anthropology: Relationship between cultural behaviour and language Since culture is learned, language is integral part of learning process
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