ANT208H1: Lecture Two.
Medical Anthropology Health and Disease.
Study of people. Holistic, takes any approach necessary to comprehend anything to
do with humans. Understanding about the causes and concerns and also how
culture relatively affects the people concerned. Social evolutionary one- engaged in
sorting out/redefining what is similar across people culture and settings.
Anthropologists interested in the comparative intra-species perspective. Essentially
-Space & Time
-Humans & Closely related species.
Diversity within Anthropology.
- Evolutionary (Biological) Now an understanding of humans that have evolved and
become interrelated and how biology, physiology and relations are now interlinked.
- Combines Ethnography and Ethnology.
Ethnography produces an account (book, journal or film) of a particular community
society or culture based on information collected during fieldwork.
Fieldwork includes staying in particular place for a certain period of time observing
the relative customs and lifestyles of people within the area.
Comparing and Contrasting of the different accounts in order to find
interesting/relevant facts that are correlated.
Multidisciplinary approach focusing on numerous areas: zoology, sociology, modern
theories of genetics and evolution, public health.