Anthropology Unit 1
Cultural Anthropology Unit One.
2 criteria for research
1. Spatial Scope
2. Temporal Scope
4 research methods
2. Non-Historical Controlled Comparisons
3. Cross-Cultural Research
Whether a research method is used to study one society, more than one society, or worldwide.
Whether a research method will enable historical or non-historical data.
An informant whom an ethnographer obtains information from time to time.
An informant on whom, because of specialized knowledge or influence, an ethnographer relies heavily.
The process of collecting information about people, ancient or modern, where the society lives/lived.
An anthropologist in the process of doing ethnography in one particular culture.
1. Established Functionalism.
2. Functionalism is linked to Holism.
3. Father of participant observation.
1. Boas's famous student
2. A public anthropologist that _____
1. Introduced Cultural Relativism
All parts of a culture work together to support the operation and maintenance of the whole.
The view that a culture must be understood in terms of their values and ideas and shouldn't be judged based on our own.
The view that one must study all aspects of a culture in order to understand it.
Do these ____ & ____ to avoid ____
1. Folk Image & Analytical Image
2. Impression Management
The attempt to control the opinion that others have of us.
How native organize or structure their behaviors.
How an anthropologist organizes or structures the behaviors of the people/culture.
A mixed media approach includes...
Qualitative and Quantitative Research.
Research depends primarily on the interpretations & quality.
Research that depends on statistics and technical presentation of the data.
The scientific/systematic study of biological/physical and social/cultural differences and similarities in all time/places and people.
The ability to study all aspects of human condition.
Advantages of Holism
1. Reduces Ethnocentrism.
2. Enhances Cultural Relativity.
3. Appreciate diversity and variation.
The study of cross-cultural health systems.
Data collected that reflects how people think and act the way they do.
Data collected according to the researcher's questions.