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Anthropology
ATH 255
Kelsey Ellis
Anthropology
ATH 255
Kelsey Ellis
Anthropology
ATH 255
Kelsey Ellis
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Village Idiot
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A critical selfexamination of the role the anthropologist plays and an awareness that ones identity affects ones fieldwork and theoretical analysis. Anthropologists in the field Hosts perceive fieldworkers as: Children (Bo...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Erika Nelson
ATH 155 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Gut Flora, Social Reproduction, Sanctification

Language and Culture • Language is a system of communication transmitted through learning and enculturation o It is based on arbitrary, learned associations ▪ No intrinsic relation betw...

Anthropology
ATH 155
scarry
ATH 155 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Indus River, Egalitarianism, Kingdom Of Mutapa

Anthropology Exam Study Guide Culture: • Culture affects one’s perspective • Culture is “that complex whole which includes knowledge, capabilities and habits acquired by man ...

Anthropology
ATH 155
scarry
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Original Affluent Society, Adaptationism, Consumerism
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Nov 28 lecture Economic Anthropology  Communists claim that “property is theft”  Sheryl Crow “Soak up the Sun” = cultural critique  Marshall Sahlins “The Original Affluent Society” = scientific argument...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Peterson Mark
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Syncretism, Hybridity
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Nov 16 lecture Santa Claus: An American Ritual of Kinship, Exchange, and Globalization  The Enigma of Santa o Who is Santa? o Why do Americans practice this ritual exchange?  Part 1: Whe...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Peterson Mark
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Family Therapy
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Nov 14 lecture Kinship Kinship system o The predominate form of kin relationships in a culture and the kind of behavior involved Kinship o Derived from universal experience...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Peterson Mark
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Social Stratification
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Nov 7 lecture The Problem of Power  1. Political organization takes many forms  2. All systems of political organization operate to order into internal and external relationships  3. All politica...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Peterson Mark
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Upper Class, Social Stratification
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Nov 2 lecture Social Stratification: Sex, Class, Caste, and Race  Social stratification o Form of cultural classification that ascribes people an identity that is hierarchically ranked comp...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Peterson Mark
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Devil (Islam), Impermanence, Lightning
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Oct 26 lecture Invisible Travelers: Jinn and Genies Around the World  What is a genie? o Live in contained spaces, power to do anything, grant (limited) wishes  Globalization o Increased...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Peterson Mark
ATH 175 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Charismatic Authority, Secularism
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Oct 24 lecture Religion  All societies have belief systems that can be defined as “religious”  Religious systems often involve specialized roles and institutions  These religious systems both create cro...

Anthropology
ATH 175
Peterson Mark

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