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Santa Barbara City College
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Anth 103 - Intro To Cultural Anthropology
Intro To Cultural Anthropology Documents

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Participant Observation Malinowski and the Trobriand Islands From Tales from the Jungle Malinowski I Introduction As you know from reading Chapters 1 and 2 of Cultural Anthropology A Concise Introduction fieldwork is essential to understanding how cultures work In the nineteenth century many scholars relied on travelers accounts and spun theories based on them a practice derisively called armchair anthropology Bronislaw Malinowski was one of the first anthropologists to demonstrate the importance of first person observation observing how peoples of other cultures actually do things rather than relying not only on what explorers say but also what the native people say about themselves Any generalization about non Western peoples has to be based on solid observation In this assignment you are asked to view four of the five available You Tube presentations Part 3 doesn t work about the work of one of the most prominent anthropologists of the 20th century Bronislaw Malinowski a Polish migr living in England You are asked to view four key parts of the BBC video Tales from the Jungle Malinowski Parts 1 2 4 and 5 and then answer the questions that follow the list below of the five functional parts of the series For extra credit you may answer questions based on the one remaining part Part 6 Because this course is short and the schedule tight I recommend that you do this assignment in groups of up to four You may fly solo if you like but remember the old clich that many hands make light work If you do this please put all your names on your work and submit copies of the same work in your individual answer box in Assignments so that I can give due credit Value 100 points plus 25 points extra credit For this assignments because of Moodle propensity to trash them the links have been deleted Instead for the first part type in the search box Tales From the Jungle MalinowskiPart 1 of 6 Use the same format for parts 2 4 5 and 6 Chances are the other videos will appear in the same vicinity as the first part so you can just click on them As I said Part 3 doesn t work on You Tube The titles below are for identification only II List of You Tube Presentations Title of Video Series Tales from the Jungle Malinowski six parts one missing The Videos You Tube Required Viewing Part 1 Backgrounder of Malinowski and Armchair Anthropology Part 2 Debunking Armchair Anthropology Australian Families Part 4 Discovering the Kula Ring Part 5 Malinowski s Career Cultural Similarities The Video Optional Viewing Part 6 The Horse Racing Culture Malinowski s Hang Ups Reading Assignment through Google Optional Reading Fox Kate The Racing Tribe Search on Google or other Internet device III Assignment Questions A Due Date Dates vary by class See syllabus B Main Questions Total value 100 points 1 What is armchair anthropology Discuss its limitations as presented in Part 1 of Tales from



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