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Unit 2_Methods in Cultural Anthropology.pdf

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1101
Professor
Alan Klein
Semester
Fall

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ANTH1101Peoples and Cultures of the World Unit 2 Methods of Cultural Anthropology NotesBronislaw MalinowskiPolishborn but British citizenStudied the Trobriand IslandersMust become participant observersIf you observe patterns long enough you will understand the culture in much greater depth takes several months or yearsBeing able to understand what is normal from what is abnormalNeed to earn the trust of the people Gate keepers are people in a position of authority that can deny the right to study their peopleLife HistoryArchivesInterviewsAutobiographiesSocial Complexities10000 years ago there was nothing but bandsBands groups of people usually egalitarian Tribal SocietiesChiefdomsStatesGlobal Societies highest form of societyEthnographic PresentWriting about a group at a contemporary time rather than basing work purely off of history while change is occurring
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