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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT100Y1
Professor
Christopher Watts
Semester
Winter

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January 272011 **Franz Boas 1858-1942 -With kwakwaka family -Each culture is a complex of language, culture, and physical type and none is inferior to any other - A higher culture Cultural Relativism -Each culture has its own values(if you belong to one culture you should not judge another) -There no universal standards of progress or of morality (no culture is more advanced than another) -Universal is really western-example democracy begun in Western nations -Can this be used to deny what is taken as human rights in the west, to others? Why linguistics and semiotics in anthropology? -Anthropology-study of what it means to be human why language? why semiotics?what is semiotics? Homo sapiens- human that knows knowing-making sense (reecting, representing) language- a way to make sense -Language means to make sense=to signify -study of language: linguistics (sub discipline within semiotics) -study of signs(signifying)=semiotics(study of language and other signs(semiotics proper) Linguistics is a part of semiotics Communication -signication=making sense, making signs(make sense through s
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