ANTA02H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Franz Boas

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Fieldwork-an exercise at the core of our disciple. Chapter 1: a dispute in donggo: fieldwork and ethnography. Ethnography is to the cultural or social anthropologist what lab research is to the biologist, what archival research is to the historian, or what survey research is to the sociologist. Chapter 2: bee larvae and onion soup: culture. What is it that separates our spcies from all others: culture. Because we are able to conceptualize the world and to communicate those conceptions symbolically. Shared patterns of learned behaviour in the victorian era, edward b. tylor"s 1871 definition of culture endured essentially unchallenged for thirty years. According to him culture or civilization taken in its wide comparative ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of soceity.

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