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Class Notes for ANTH 100 at University of British Columbia

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Interior Salish Languages, Kenmu, Know Thyself

Jan 8.18 Anthropology: 4 Fields Anthropology seeks to understand human beings HOLISTICALLY 1) Biological/ Physical Anthropology Understanding PHYSICALITY of human beings and their ancestors 2) Archae...

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Lewis H. Morgan, Moral Relativism, Orthogenesis

DEFINITIONS Ethnography : Description/analysis (written) of various cultures A theoretically informed description and explanation of a way of life. The scientific description of the customs of individua...

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Franz Boas, Maisin Language, Orthogenesis

ANTH 100 KEY TERMS https:tinyurl.comy97xdfym Include examples from lectures and readings and associated ethnographers name where possible. Ethnography : Descriptionanalysis (written) of various cultures I.e., John Barker e...

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Kinship, Matrilocal Residence, Exogamy
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What is ‘kinship’? ● “The complex system of culturally defined social relationships based on marriage… and birth” (c&c p142) ● Both blood and marriage may define kinship relations ● English has a re...

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Sara Shneiderman
ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Belief, Liminality, Voting Age
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What is ‘religion’? What are ‘religions’? What is ritual? What is religion? ● Audacious attempt to conceive of the entire universe as being humanly significant ● Differentiated from other culturally constitute...

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Nationstates, Fast Fashion, Sweatshop
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Work, Labour, and Economic Systems What is the difference between labour and work? ● Labour is the physical exertion of an individual human being that produces something ○ Most obviously material goods, ...

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Conflict Resource, Rein, Racial Profiling
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The truth of the ‘empty land’ How do you rein in corporations that violate human rights? ● Why don’t universal human rights apply to those in the global north and where blood minerals are being mined? ● ...

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Multiple Choice, Nationstates, Lauren Berlant
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March 22, 2017 th Final exam: Thursday, April 13 3:30-6pm In this room, IBLC 182 Exam will be similar in format to the mid-term (but twice as long) with 3 sections: multiple choice, short ans...

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Sara Shneiderman
ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Lifeworld
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Hot Spots part 2 ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES ● Hot Spots part 2 ○ Due: Thursday, March 30th, 9pm ● Friday, March 31st in tutorial ● April 5th, in lecture: group presentations (3 mins) ● April...

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Sara Shneiderman
ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Biological Anthropology
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What is “culture”? How do you know it when you see it? : ● Culture is the behaviour of humans ● Culture is influenced by one’s environment and socioeconomic status ○ Norms, aspects, mannerism- based o...

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Sara Shneiderman
ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Language Death, Musqueam Indian Band
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Guest Lecture: Language and Society ● Everywhere you go, the english talk about the weather ● No conversation takes place, the atmosphere becomes constraint Do different language speakers see the world differ...

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Sara Shneiderman
ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Nacirema, Sexual Orientation, Intersectionality
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Body Ritual Among the Nacirema by Horace Miner ● Where do the Nacirema live? ○ America (Nacirema spelled backwards is American) ● What happens in the latipso? Difference and Power: Why Classificati...

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Sara Shneiderman
ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Photokeratitis, Cultural Ecology, Snowmobile
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Place and Environment What is cultural ecology? ● The way people use their culture to adapt to a particular environment ● The way human adaptation are linked to culture but still have broader effects ...

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ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Ritual Purification, Mary Douglas, Old Testament
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The Power of Classification: Taboo and Law What is a ‘taboo’? ● Something that is forbidden or prohibited ○ In some cases, even discussion of that thing is forbidden ● Two levels - action itself and...

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Sara Shneiderman
ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Coffee Culture, Punk Subculture, Ethnography
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What is ethnography? ● The scientific description of the customs of individual peoples and cultures. Why fieldwork? ● Ethnography is the work of describing a culture ● The goal of ethnography is to grasp ...

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