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COMPLETE Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Notes: Part 12 [90% on final]

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Anthropology
Course
CAS AN 101
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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All Our Kin 11/06/2012 Want to generalize place Can be applied to multiple places Protect the identity of subject Demographic Shift From rural south to urban north, 1950­1970 African Americans to escape racism, break out of cropping based economy to economic freedoms in  industrial cities in north “Great Migration” question: why are so many now urban African Americans now poor? Why didn’t geographic migration lead to economic mobility? What makes poor people poor, what makes poor people stay poor through generations? Oscar Lewis Five Families : Mexican case studies in culture of poverty Structural reasons for why poor stay poor Don’t lack resources; it’s their value system (culture) that keeps them poor Oversimplified Poverty originated b/c of faulty systems But, once poor, this led to autonomous subculture Children perpetuated culture Became popular in US, esp. with politicians dealing with poverty in 60s Moynihan Report (1969) Growing problems of American underclass (African American) Original: the Negro Family, the Case of National Action Relied on culture of poverty concept Argued that it self­perpetuates due to culture of people Tangle of pathology: breakdown of black families to why they were not getting ahead Important to Johnson’s war on poverty Also controversial: tangled pathology = insulting Out of wedlock births = blame for their own poverty All Our Kin Attend to voices of black men and women in flats Behaviors of broader society con
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