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Midterm Terms for ANTA02

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Bianca Dahl

participant observation- observe things first hand, participate what other are doing ethnography-idea that your culture, lifestyle is center of everything else anthropological sensibility or mindset “othering” Ethnocentrism-juging another culture solely by the values and standards of one’s own culture cultural relativism-moral: all moral system are equal method: need to obtain some kind of understanding, respect other culture and treat them as good as our own culture (definitions of it)-adaptation of surrounding, accept by large group of people, can change over time empathy- feel the feeling that is felt by other – goes into another person shoe reflexive anthropology-acknowledge that we are anthropologist and therefore our knowledge can never be complete, we cannot be completely objective (not influence by personal feeling) deconstruction subjective vs. objective research- subjective research-stand in a one person view, bias research objective-unbiased research “ethnographic dazzle”- not to look something that seem to have very little in common (ex biker and women institute members) all behave accordance to certain manner “rules”-a principle, regulation or maxim governing individual conduct --- a standard of discrimination or estimation; a criterion, a test, a measure---an exemplary person or thing; a guiding example---a fact, or the statement of a fact, which holds generally good; the normal or usual of things “grammar” of a culture –the sum of social group’s patterns of behavior, customs, way of life, ideas, beliefs and values. cultural “reflexes” class system social dis-ease (pg.65)irony/understatement—irony is important example of humour— foeigner sometimes don’t know when they are joking and when they are not---idea of joking but not joking; caring but not caring---ex. How are the children you answer great, delightful (humourous, we know they are not) -understatement—not bad can mean brilliant (very confusing)--- ex. Disgusting, non-editable food at restaurant, meaning that he won’t recommend such place.(in humorous way) “ironic gnome rule”- gnome in high class was use as an irony to mock council house taste(lower class house) (pg.62)“importance of not being earnest rule”-seriously can be spoken seriously to not to take it seriously on ourself—ability to laugh at self--- fine line between seriously and solemnity symbols thick d
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