• Intro to Anthropology – Exam 1

    Anthropology - the study of humankind in all times and places Ethnocentrism the belief that the ways of one's own culture are the only proper ones Culture theories about the world and reality based on the assumptions and values of one's own culture Applied Anthropology use of anthropological knowledge and… View Article

  • Anthropology 1

    A quantitative approach to studying the archaeological past would be most interested in building and testing hypotheses by collecting, classifying, and measuring the remains of past cultures Diversity defined anthropologically focuses on multiplicity and variety Contemporary cultural anthropologists still rank societies along an evolutionary scale from "primitive" to "advanced." False… View Article

  • Anthropology

    Naïve realism the belief that people everywhere see the world in the same way. key informant a teacher who has a special kind of student: professional anthropologist. Almost any individual who has acquired a collection of cultural behavior. Culture the learned and shared knowledge that people use to generate behavior… View Article

  • Cultural Anthropology Final (12: religion)

    Communitas an intense community spirit, a feeling of great solidarity, equality, and togetherness; collective liminality Animism Edward Burnett Tylor; earliest form of religion; belief in spiritual beings/ double soul; death is departure of the soul; anima is Latin for soul Edward Burnett Tylor Founder of anthropology of religion (1871/1958) proposed… View Article

  • Chapter One Religions 110B

    Literally, the word religion means Connect again. A common element often found in religions is feelings of wonder the prophetic orientation in religion emphasizes beliefs and moral codes The early anthropologist who saw religions rooted in the belief in spirits and the worship of them was James Frazer Sigmund Freud,… View Article

  • ANTH Test 1: General Anthropology

    Based on the article by Benjamin Freed from discussion two, which of the following are true a. Evolution and Intelligent Design are two equally valid scientific theories b. a theory is a set of hunches c. different knowledge systems (such as science or religion) seek to answer different types of… View Article

  • Anthropology 201 Exam 3

    the economy production -> circulation/distribution -> consumption total social act the exchange of goods and services which involve an emotional aspect moral economy an exchange of goods and services that involves an emotional, moral, and social aspect three forms of distribution market principle, redistribution, reciprocity market principle occurs when the… View Article

  • Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age Chapter 1

    Anthropology the study of the full scope of human diversity, past and present, and the application of that knowledge to help people of different backgrounds better understand one another. Ethnocentrism The belief that one's own culture or way of life is normal and natural; using one's own culture to evaluate… View Article

  • Five Fields of Anthropology

    Linguistic Anthropology Historical and descriptive- ethnolinguistics is the language of indigenous groups. Sociolinguistics is the language of different groups within society Physical or Biological Anthropology Reconstructing evolution. Has to do with the physical environment; natural medicine and adaptation. How culture effects biological capacities and limitation. Archeaology Studying cultural paths through… View Article