SC ANTH 102 - Final Reflections (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
24
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University Of South Carolina-Columbia
Course:
Anth 102 - Understand Other Cult
Edition:
1

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ANTH 102 1nd Edition Lecture 24 Outline of Last Lecture Semester Overview I II III IV V VI Thinking of Anthropology Lessons from the Field The Big Questions What distinguishes anthropology from other disciplines Why study anthropology Quick Last Things Outline of Current Lecture Semester Overview VII VIII IX Thinking of Anthropology a Typically in pop culture think of far away places and cultures i Aztec ii Maasai iii Central America Asia Middle East Africa Lessons from the Field a Anthropology as an effort to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange Spiro 1990 b Importance of understanding and appreciating differences c Knowing about the world s cultures is a crucial foundation for shaping a vision of what is both possible and appropriate Miller 2005 d Move from the etic to the emic perspectives e Anthropological methods can be used to look inward at our own cultures and worldviews The Big Questions a How are human differences constructed and institutionalized transformed and resisted i How are differences created maintained challenged and transformed b How do local cultures interact with globalizing cultures i Resist McDonalds etc c How is the power of some people over others built sustained eroded and negated These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute X XI XII What distinguishes anthropology from other disciplines a Ethnography i Participant observation b Ethnology i Study of a particular topic in more than one culture 1 Eg Child rearing c A general commitment to holism Why study anthropology a Learn about your own culture b Enhance critical thinking skills c Develop cross cultural perspective d Learn social ease in strange situations e Heighten your observational powers Quick Last Things a Final Exam December 13 9am b DON T OVERSLEEP



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