ANTB19H3 Chapter Notes -Medical Anthropology

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Antb19- concepts: film: ongka"s big moka : this movie showed the way of gift giving. D) obtaining goods and services requires an expenditure of energy which is limited: economic anthropology: analysis practise of motivation behind and meanings attached to exchange. They relate other cultural ideas and structures to economic systems. They also look at the beliefs of these economic exchanges. Not just non-western practises, they also look at western capitalist practices. For anthropologist capitalist system is no more natural than any other exchange system. They will not assume that capitals are just what they are. This became an area of study in the 1960"s: malinowski: made early efforts on economic anthropology. Anthropologists have found out that economics has an effect on the society. It was since him that anthropologists figured economic systems r interlinked with other systems. economists arguing that trade in primitive societies was simple n haphazard.

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