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Anth: Lecture 13 Oct. 20 - Quiz review notes

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ANTH 3690
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Lecture 13 Oct. 20. 2011 Discussion Questions 1. If you had to explain to a first year student what was structural about the theory of Levi- Strauss, Radcliffe-Brown, and Appadurai, what would you say? Remember the minimal definition of structure: relations between elements forming a unity. - They all have the notion that structure is not just the sum of its parts, there is more to it. It is based on linkages. - people are not consciously thinking about mind and body. Society can change structure, groups of people not, but not the individual. Radcliffe-Brown - empirical discipline. - the science of the structure - looks toward simple cultures to find the basics of structure, and believes as society progresses the structure becomes more complex - culture is structure but different cultures are organized and assembled in a different way but are still considered structures. each culture has its own linkages that means something to its own. - interested in how people form int
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