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Final Review The review lecture given during the last class.

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Gray Graffam
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Final exam
1/3 first half of course
2/3 second half of course
Final exam
Wednesday, December 22nd
9 am to 11 am
DC 1350, 1351
o William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Final exam
1/3 on first half of course
2/3 on last half of course
Similar to previous, that is
o Multiple choice
o Fill in the blank
o Short answer
We have covered a great deal of ground
Thematic course
o Touching on what anthropology has been
o How the field came into being
o Classic studies
o Current studies
o And how the field is transforming today
The relevance of anthropology
Approach to the field
What is anthropology?
o A social science that studies the diversity of humankind, past and
Four subfields and their importance
What is cultural anthropology
Approach to the field
History of anthropology
o Particularly the founding work of Franz Boas
o And the striking transition brought into place by Malinowski, Trobriand
Islands, about a century ago
Which laid the foundation for ethnography
Approach to the field
Methods of anthropology
o Particularly ethnography
Participant observation
Not the only method, but a key one
Economies and Modes of Production
Particularly the differences seen among foraging peoples
o How their life is structured so differently from ours
o Small groups, focused on mobility, non-hierarchical
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