ANTA02H3 Lecture Notes - Natural Disaster, Ethnography, Applied Anthropology

36 views2 pages
Published on 15 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA02H3
ANTA02 Week 12 April 2, 2013 Lecture
Exam
- 35%
- 3 different parts 2 hours
o Essay/ In search of respect
Bourgois’s key argument with the three sub-arguments
o 2 short essay type questions
The Final Class: Why Anthropology Matters
Key Terms/Issues
- Thinking “like an anthropologist”
- Anthropologist as problem-solver
- Scheper-Hughes
- Katrina’s “doubles”
- The other America
- Anthropology and Development
- Anthropology and human rights
How do Anthropologists “add value”?
- Solving three kinds of “problems
o Behavior : Here’s what do people do (ethnography)
o Concepts: Here’s what it means (analysis)
o Culture: here’s why they do it (theory)
What else can you “do” as an anthropologist?
- Anything that involves problem-solving; observing what people do and why they do it
- Thinking about problems in new or unique ways
- Applied anthropology in government, health care, business, NGOs, etc.
Katrina and its Doubles
- What can we tell about the U.S by looking at the response to Katrina?
- What explanations circulated?
- Where was blame laid?
- Political economy Who was able to escape, and why?
- The hurricane was a natural disaster; its “doubles” were not
o Level 5 hurricane, real disaster is when the levies broke
o New Orleans is costal and built below sea level and is protected by levies
Unlock document

This preview shows half of the first page of the document.
Unlock all 2 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Document Summary

Anta02 week 12 april 2, 2013 lecture. 3 different parts 2 hours: essay/ in search of respect. Bourgois"s key argument with the three sub-arguments: 2 short essay type questions. Solving three kinds of problems : behavior : here"s what do people do (ethnography, concepts: here"s what it means (analysis, culture: here"s why they do it (theory) Anything that involves problem-solving; observing what people do and why they do it. Applied anthropology in government, health care, business, ngos, etc. Thinking about problems in new or unique ways. The hurricane was a natural disaster; its doubles were not: level 5 hurricane, real disaster is when the levies broke, new orleans is costal and built below sea level and is protected by levies. Katrina and the collective unconscious: most vulernable citizens is refered to the other america, they exist in the shadow of the rest of the usa.

Get OneClass Grade+

Unlimited access to all notes and study guides.

YearlyMost Popular
75% OFF
$9.98/m
Monthly
$39.98/m
Single doc
$39.98

or

You will be charged $119.76 upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.