Anthropology 2A Cultural Anthropology. Summer 2012 Katherine Schaefers, Instructor Office: 3102 OH: 12:30-1:30p.m. M-Th. Chapter 1 The Essence of Anthropology. Film: Intro to the Millennium Series David Maybury-Lewis, Anthropologist. The Development of Anthropology.
Katherine Schaefers, Instructor
OH: 12:30-1:30p.m. M-Th
Were Europeans really more advanced/improved/intelligent than their ancestors?
What is Intelligence?
To make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange
Participant Observation: To truly understand a culture, an anthropologist will usually study a culture for an extended period of time, sometimes taking many years. Oftentimes, the anthropologist will live within the community and partake in daily life and activities.
Ethnography: A Cultural Anthropologist’s work usually culminates into something called an Ethnography, or a written description of the studied society. These are usually published in books and journals.
Cannibalism. Right/Wrong? Does context matter? Who gets to make up the rules?
Exploration: Americans activity and stereotypes (handout)