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-signal with palm down
Mexico: -show height with palm vertical
-do not beckon with fingers
-avoid showing the sole of your shoe
-it is disrespectful to cross your legs
Zimbabwe: -it is rude to maintain eye contact
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Percent of students who correctly identified
IDENTIFY NOT IDENTIFY
experiences around the globe
differences & global
inequality promote a system
of global apartheid
(Us vs. Them)
our ideas about Middle
“There's no question this type
of mass immigration would have
a calamitous effect on working
citizens and their families”
Once you have studied
anthropology, you no longer look at
the world from a single point of view.
Having many lenses to view the world is liberating!
An anthropological perspective is not
just for anthropologists—it is a
perspective to live by!
because cows can
talk about not