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Anthropology 101 Lecture 10

Anthropology 10 Ritual and Psychology What is Ritual? Habitual form of behavior that links itself to larger then self ( commitment ) Brushing your teeth being a ritual running everyday is ritualist? maybe maybe not, whats happening in your mind when your doing it American Spousal Exchange Vegas, San Fran, New york divorce rate lower then average 15-20 % Are they capable of love? Yes they are they separate sex and love why don’t their marriages there their marriages apart? has to...

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Forensic Anthropology

Wenda Trevathan. Essentials of Physical Anthropology. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2009. Print. Houck, Max M., and Jay A. Siegel. Fundamentals of Forensic Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic, 2006. Print. "Human Osteology - A laboratory and Field Manual" 3rd Edition, 1987             http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/osteo/forensics/boneintro.html France, Diane L. "Forensic Anthropology: A Brief Review." Forensic Anthropology. Web. 01.Dec.2011.http://www.wadsworth.c...

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Reflexivity in Anthropology

What is reflexivity, and why is it important in the doing of anthropology? Anthropologists research, observe and write in order to produce ethnographies. Though many travel to foreign locations to examine natives and exotic ethnic groups, others conduct ethnographic research within their own culture. However, is the process of ethnography essentially the same regardless of the diverse cultures anthropologists examine, and the use of a recording device rather than a notebook? Though there are similarities...

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Psychological Anthropology

Psychological anthropology is the study of individuals and their personalities and identities, within particular cultural contexts. In this paper I will identify two different cultures in the world which are the American and Japanese. Then, I will examine their traditions through various life cycles. Based on the behaviors, customs, and beliefs of each of the two cultures, I will discuss how personalities and identities are formed and shaped within the two different cultures. Finally, I will be giving...

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Cultural Anthropology

Ashford 6: - Week 5 (Jun 25 - Jul 01) Overview Assignment Due Date Format Grading Percent Discussion 1: Ethics in Anthropology Day 3 (1st post) Discussion 4 Discussion 2: Anthropology and Your Future Day 3 (1st post) Discussion 3 Assignment: Final Cultural Research Paper Day 7 Research Paper 25 ________________________________________ Note: The online classroom is designed to time students out after 90 minutes of inactivity. Because of this, we strongly suggest that you compose...

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Anthropology 101 Final Review

Anthropology 101 Final Review Chapter 1: What is Anthropology? * Phenotype: refers to an organism’s evident traits, its “manifest biology”—anatomy and physiology. Human display hundreds of evident (detectable) physical traits. They range from skin color, hair form, eye color, and facial features (which are visible ) to blood groups and enzyme production (which become evident through testing) Chapter 2: Culture * Enculturation: is the process by which a child learns his or her culture...

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Anthropology - Paper 13

Anthropology proves to be satisfying and intellectually fulfilling to many in the field. However, there are also many challenges and bumps in the road along the way. Napolean A. Chagnon and Claire Sterk faced many of these challenges themselves. During his fieldwork with the Yanomamo, Chagnon faced many challenges interacting with the natives. Chagnon could not practically communicate with the people until about six months after he arrived. He notes ? the hardest thing to live with was...

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Anthropology Notes and Queries

hardly larger than those of the living apes" (Geertz, 48). This was done out of "pure and simple racism" (Bradford and Blume, 174). But "the extreme lowness of our remote ancestors cannot be a source of humiliation" (Corbey, 341). By learning about anthropology, we can overcome this racism and accept all people for who they are and not judge them by their cultures....

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Narrative in Anthropology

television series, I have always been a fan of the series Bones which is about forensic archaeology and forensic anthropology. In the show, the main character Dr Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist who not only helps the FBI to crack murder cases, but also studies human remains of ancient times or victims of genocide. This show had deepened my understanding of the profession of anthropology and its strong connection to narrative. In Season 8 Episode 11 “The Archaeologist in the Cocoon”, other...

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Anthropology Essay

values and standards of cultures differ and deserve respect. Anthropology is characterized by methodological rather than moral relativism: In order to understand another culture fully, anthropologists try to understand its members’ beliefs and motivations. Methodological relativism does not preclude making moral judgments or taking action” (Gezon and Kottak 30). This concept is important when it comes to anthropology because anthropology is the study of culture and when studying those cultures, it’s...

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