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Western University
Anthropology 1020E
Andrew Walsh

Farmers and conclusions Monday, October 22, 2012 11:26 PM WS: identity continued -'nobody is anybody except in relation to somebody' (p203) -individual completely separated from society -we're not just talking about an individual: greatest ambition to study human beings -thing that distinguish us- not only our biological self, but also the way we interact with each other BS -anthro pol. Attention to group identify -(221-223): works of people of researchers from western -interested in the diverse ways of individuals who came together as individuals ..great diversity from within them -goal of anthropology: not to generalize people -a lot of it focus on diversity within group that’s the focus of change -the people change like we change -interested in diversity within and between groups BS -relevance of research on identity? -shows why people stay together and son on.. -case study: body image (225-32) -fat talk: significant cause we're talking about body image/ health and so on.. -problems: how people are responding to this -involved in family's own practices… WS -cultural relativism and the body -people of different cultures talk about different thing varies bases on their cultural upbringing -body modifications: cosmetic surgery, tattoos, piercing -more women than men: cosmetic surgery -more men than women work out to change shape of body -changing shape of body for cultural identify
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