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ANTA02 Lecture Week 1&2 Notes

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA02H3
Professor
Bianca Dahl
Semester
Winter

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Week 1 ANTA02   Archeology/Physical Dig Past human culture Biological/Evolutionary Human population change Linguistic Anthropology Human communication/How people talk to each other Their gesture doesn’t match up to what they’re speck says, but kids follow the gesture Sociocultural Anthropology Study of human society Study of language Study of social behavior  Living people  What do anthropologist do? Participant Observation/ People are going to be nice when they first meet you, but later on you see the truth Ethnography/  ­ Kate Fox uses irony, English humour a lot ­ Reflecting upon yourself ­ Only focusing on the English Nuance versus generalizations ­ Kat fox does these generalization ­ Ironic garden norm, she analyzed and deconstruct it ­ She looked at the way the guy reacted/ Based on the wealth  ­ People can be upper class by the way they talk Upper class of the year – video ­ What was it about?  Contest to see who was the best upper class A twit is someone who is dumb Obstacle course – waking up the neighbor, kicking the beggar, jumping over match  box, female bra, shooting themselves, walking in the straight line, shooting the  rabbits SHOWS: That the upper class value stupid things, upper class stupidity  How does it fit in with Kate fox book: English don’t always value things, they don’t have any common  sense.   Video ­ He wanted to impress the people in the hotel ­ Irony – Saying the exact opposite. He constantly blaming manwell, but then he says it’s his fault. ­ His wife order the norm, when he got it he attack it. He didn’t know why it was there so he is middle  class. Trying to make his place nice.  Video ­ Have a lot of free time to themselves ­ Having no propose  Video ­ The English is very straight up about intercourse ­ Brought their lawyers to indicate what to d on the first date ­ English people are very depressed Signs ­ The English playing with their own sense of humour Clifford Geertz ­ “Thick Description” In writing up cultural practices, you must provide thick context in the way you  write it. Analyze it/ enough description that everyone in the audience with understand. In the slide  people have the sa
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