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Lecture 1 y holism: you look at everything (gender, biology, economics, social organizations, history, etc. y field work: specific piece of research that requires primary data. Fieldwork makes the data. y comparison: once you get the specifics, you compare. y cultural relativism (cr) & ethnocentrism: cr is an attempt to understand the other on the others terms. We have to suspend our judgments on how other people live in the present or past. Example: people have food preferences when they re young that they can t abandon. Br is protected in the university system without corporations telling you what to do. Ar involves working on practical problems like community development in third world countries, working on design teams in manufacturing, doing social impact studies in business or development programs. y 4 subfields in anthropology. y biological anthropology: called physical anthropology. About human studies, physical anthropology: paleoanthropology: looks at the oldest evidence of human activity.

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