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Anthro 101 Chapter 8
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Sets of learned behaviors and ideas that humans acquire as members of society. Humans use culture to adapt to and transform the world in which they live.
Something that stands for something else
the primacy of social structure vs. individual capacity with regard to persons' actions is debated within sociology. This debate concerns, at least partly, the level of reflexivity an agent may possess
Perspective on the human condition that assumes that mind and body, individuals
and society, and individuals and the environment interpenetrate and even define one another
"the change of a biological object triggered by the change of a related object
The opinion that ones' own way of life is natural or correct and, indeed, the only true way of being fully human.
Understanding another culture in its own terms sympathetically enough so that the culture appears to be a coherent and meaningful design for living
Multiple Source Research Style
Increasingly, more than one method is used to accomplish complementary ends on a single ethnographic research projec
Dialectic of Field work
Ethnographic interviews range in formality: Undirected conversation Open-ended interviews focusing on specific topics Formal interviews using a schedule of questions
A low level of reflexivity would result in an individual shaped largely by their environment (or 'society'). A high level of social reflexivity would be defined by an individual shaping their own norms, tastes, politics, desires, and so on
The feeling, akin to panic, that develops in people living in an unfamiliar society when they cannot understand what is happening around them.
a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
The method anthropologists
use to gather information by living as closely as possible
to the people whose culture they are studying while
participating in their lives as much as possible.
An extended period of close involvement with the people in whose language or way of life an anthropologist is interested, during which anthropologists ordinarily collect most of their data
views, categories, and interpretations from inside a
society (some one who lives in the culture)
views, categories, and interpretations from outside a society (someone who lives outside the culture)
Body ritual among the Nacirema
A way of rewording american culture in order to show the ways of Cultural Relativism
3 Research styles
The long-term study of a community, region, society, or culture based on a series of repeated visits.
A series of ethnographers conducting complementary research in a given community, culture, or region.
Select a sample from the larger study population, collecting impersonal data, and performing statistical analyses on these data.
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