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Primitive vs. Modern and Couple in a Cage

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA02H3
Professor
Maggie Cummings
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Six: Primitive vs. Modern March 8, 2011 Primitive vs. Modern Culture Terms should be questioned Idea of cultural progression is ethnocentric and doesnt allow for understanding of the context of cultures Modern vs. Contemporary Modern means what is happening now o Anthropology Modern refers to a certain kind of culture that refers to cultures different than traditional cultures (social organization, belief systems) o Use the word contemporary for the colloquial meaning of Modern Linear Time Conception of time in the Modern world Not cross-cultural idea Time is both Linear and limited in direction (only moves forward) o Idea that we are moving towards some sort of goal o Time is then understood in terms of progress Pre-19th century: Time was under the direction of religion Started with creation goestowards an end World was about 4000 years old: Ancient times, Midieval times, modern times Post-19th century: Time under direction of science Introduction of pre-history
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