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Department
Anthropology
Course
Anthropology 1025F/G
Professor
Sherry Larkin
Semester
Winter

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WEEK 2How do Anthropologists Study CultureETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK Armchair Anthropology People who practiced anthropology without field work Historical Particularism Franz BoasSalvage Anthropology Claimed that one must look at a particular society and get all the information one can Thought that the people would disappear so recorded everythingParticularismStructural Functionalism AR RadcliffeBrown Structure Field work west of Thailand He wanted to know how society worked institutions He wanted to know what held societies togetherBronislaw Malinowski Function ParticipantObservation Looking for the Natives Point of View We cant become natives of another society we already are natives Wasnt interested in society he was interested in the individual psychological needs food shelter safety He theorized if enough individual needs changed the societal practices would change to meet those needs certain practices would fall by the wayside and others would be createdScientific Fieldwork Positivism
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