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Culture is adaptive - Instrumental - Adaptive - Maladaptive Culture shapes biology - Culture allows humans to shape and express biological processes in unique ways - eating foods, excreting waste, having sex, giving birth, death - culture literally shapes biology - diet, behaviour, body modification Culture and scale  National Cultures  National culture as ""imagined community"- nation states charaacterized by disconnection and diversity.  Popular culture, Civic culture create ties.  Facilitated by technology ( Radio, television, internet)  Subcultures  Different symbol-based patterns and traditions of particular group.  International/Traditional Culture  Extends beyond and across national borders - Sports, social movement, human rights  New digital communities complicate distinction between sub and international. Culture is contested, dynamic, changing - Contested - Culture is power. Different groups struggle over whose values, beliefs, goals will be dominant. - Dynamic  Not computer code - culture provides framework, but people do not always follow rules  Ideal v.s Real Culture - E.GAre Canadians really polite?  Practices Theory - recognize that humans have agency diverse motives and degrees power Change ( is constant) - Independent Invention - Diffusion Frans Boas (1958 - 1942) - Founder of modernAmerican anthropology - Rejected evolutionary view and promoted idea that culture devoplop Cultural Relativism - View that behaviour and beliefs of a culture should not be judged by the standards of another - Not amoral position but a methodological position. - To understand another culture fully, you must try to see how people in that culture see things. - C - R should not prevent moral judgment - judgment should be based on understanding no bias. DoingAnthropology: The art and ethics of ethnography Fieldwork and modern anthropology - Modern cultural anthropology has its origins in , and developed in reaction to, 19th century " ethnology". - Early colonial Ethnography - Ethnography is the firsthand, in-depth, personal study and representation (book, article) of a particular culture. - both research method, and a form of repre - balancing emic and etic history of ethnography - distinctive methods emerged to deal with different contexts - Sociology - Large - scale compl
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