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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Burqa, Eurocentrism, Lifeworld

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9 May 2017
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Modesty is seen as a means of demonstrating control of normal passions and the taming of the uncontrollable. Acceptable way to do this is to channel in
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ANTH 1A Lecture 3: Ethical and Cultural Relativism

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10 Mar 2017
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Cultural relativism does not equal ethical relativism. After living with ilogots, began to understand distinctions between cultures and morals. Be will
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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Ethnography, Participant Observation

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10 Mar 2017
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Opening sketch: economy, geography, social structure, norms. Account of the fieldwork situation: how she was introduced, her social role, limitations,
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ANTH 1A Lecture 2: Culture and Power

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10 Mar 2017
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A causal agent, but rather a context in which people live their lives. Cannot be forced into being more concrete than it actually is as an abstract. Ca
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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Formal System, Health Professional, Participant Observation

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9 May 2017
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Evans-pritchard saw it as a component of highly organized and rational and logical system. Witchcraft was part of everyday life, complements rationalit
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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Rationality, Evangelicalism, Formal System

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8 May 2017
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Hmong: body is an open system linking social relations to the self . Body enmeshed in a larger world of spirits, not secularized, private domain. Shama
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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Urban Anthropology, Lifeworld, Connotation

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8 May 2017
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Methodological atheism: all religious concepts and social institutions are human externalizations. I. e. notion of gods and devils is created by man. P
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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Burqa, Ethnomedicine, Medical Anthropology

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8 May 2017
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Higher class = more veiling = more honor at stake. Female street vendors see burqa as aspirational- can"t afford the luxury of isolating themselves fro
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ANTH 1A Lecture 4: The Nuer

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10 Mar 2017
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Controlled by the british for a period of time. No knowledge of the face of the earth the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short . The
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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Snowball Sampling, Thick Description, Franz Boas

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2 Mar 2017
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Goal of anthropologists: interpretation rather than positivism. Positivism: the search for universals or underlying laws of human action. The words, be
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ANTH 1a Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Nuclear Family, Bilateral Descent

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8 May 2017
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Women"s world (mostly) and men - entirely man"s world. Vision of social relations - vision of political life. Bedouin women concerned with strictly pol
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