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ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Franz Boas, Social Actions, Cultural Relativism

Anthropology: study of all things human Focus on what is human diversity and what is universally human? Look at culture (language, social practices, society, etc. Look at biology, human evolution ...

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ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Homo Habilis, Acheulean, Upper Paleolithic

There is no such thing as human nature independent of culture Geertz on Evolution 1. So-called deep structures of human biology are already mediated by culture 2. No human nature outside of culture a...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: The Wrong People, Oedipus Complex, Sodium Hydride

How is society going to grapple with order? 1. We saw a very big transition from traditional forms of social organization a. I.e. Europe had gone through tremendous changes i. Frenc...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Consumerism, Commodity Fetishism, Herbert Marcuse

20 September 2017 1. Karl Marx (1818-1883) a. Durkheim and Weber disagreed with Marx b. Key Ideas i. Class conflictsocial change ii. Power produces i...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: United States Agency For International Development, Hubris, Michel Foucault

James Scott (1936- ) 1. Critical of orthodox marxism 2. Goods represent material power 3. Seeing Like a State a. Authoritarian High modernism b. Irrationality in rational top-down plan...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: C. S. Lewis, Omnipotence, Maharishi

Anthropology of Religion 1. Main theories for universality of religion a. Need for community i. mechanical/organic solidarity, a sense of bonding or unity, is necessary ...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Amazon Rubber Boom, Michael Taussig, Mahmud Abouhalima

Religion and Violence 1. Revival and revitalization movements a. Identifying with the aggressor i. The persecuted feel some identity with the persecutor ii. S...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Moral Panic, Asian Values, Greater China

Thick Description and Meaning 1. Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) 2. We already addressed thick description in terms of a. Generalization b. Evolution c. Religion 3. Nationalism...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
andrewwilford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Cataphatic Theology, Omnipotence, Sui Generis
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Anthropology Lecture 10/31/16 • When God Talks Back argues that religion creates a form of reality o It’s going to produce experiences that affirm your faith o Also argu...

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400
Willford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Anomie, Social Justice, Ummah
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Anthropology Lecture 11/7/16 ReligionandViolence Revival and Revitalization 1. Identifying with aggressor 2. Nativism 3. Reform/synthesis 4. Psychic wounds...

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ANTHR 1400
Willford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Meir Kahane, Christian Identity, Justifiable Homicide
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When God Talks Back by Luhrmann Theory of Mind Minds are private, persons are visible, love is conditional Reality Testing Is this something you might think, or out of the blue? Is this in God’s...

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ANTHR 1400
Willford
ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Khonds, Salem Witch Trials, Mechanical And Organic Solidarity
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Anthropology lecture 9/26/16-9/28/16 Sigmund Freud  Freud’s dream: disguised expression to the unconscious  Freud’s dream about mother lying down with bird beaks looking for is euphemism for sex, hidde...

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ANTHR 1400
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ANTHR 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Charismatic Authority, False Consciousness, Scapegoating
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 Suicide varies inversely with social integration  Egoistic suicide: melancholy, existential angst *protestant, when atheism creeps in, more chance of suicide  Ano...

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ANTHR 1400
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ANTHR 1400
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