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Anthropology

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Department
Anthropology
Course
CAS AN 101
Professor
Lia Calhoun
Semester
Fall

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Anthro Notes: 12.5.13 Ethnographic Humans are… - Cultural - Meaning – making - Rational o Even when the rationality is expressed in unfamiliar forms - Emotional o Even when those emotions are expressed in unfamiliar ways - Ceremonial o Ritual and ceremony is built into human action What we need to remind ourselves is that the way we arrive at those dimensions is by conducting research and writing ethnographies - At a certain moment in the 1980s anthropology had an existential crisis - Anthropologists started questioning some of the core concepts - They questioned about the politics of writing about culture - Rinado Resaldo o Professor at Stanford o Culture and Truth - Many anthropologists thought that they could not do it anymore - People had to think and rethink what they were doing Culture and Truth – Resaldo: - New propositions o Depth does not always equal cultural elaboration
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