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Polygyny benefits Society

- Polygyny benefits Society Polygyny, the social arrangement that permits a man to have more than one wife at the same time, exists in all parts of the world. From our present knowledge, there are very few primitive tribes in which a man is not allowed to enter into more than one union. In fact, ethologists now believe that only one to two percent of all species may be monogamous (Tucker). None of the simian species are strictly monogamous; our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, practice a form of group marriage....   [tags: Anthropology]

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Understanding Cultures in Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS and Doing Fieldwork among the Ya̧nomamö

- Claire E. Sterk in her article, Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS, highlights the experiences of women engaged in a centuries-old profession in metropolitan Atlanta and New York City that is now plagued by the onslaught of a cureless disease. Whereas, in Doing Fieldwork among the Ya̧nomamö, Napoleon A. Chagnon immerses himself into the society of a Venezuelan tribe, which has a complex set of customs that he must understand first in order to document a comprehensive genealogy of the tribe....   [tags: Anthropology Essays]

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Colonialism And Cultural Identity : The Movie, Avatar, And The Tarzan Movie

- ... They tried to suggest that the cultures they were trying to defeat were savage, much like animals. The suggestion was also made that the aggressor was doing the dominated culture a favor by imposing their views and improving the new culture. Signs of improved and advance clothing, weaponry, and living areas were used to signify this idea. The culture that would like to identify as superior used this identifier to excuse their behavior and hide their true intentions to take something of value/a resource from the new world....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology]

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Analysis of the Silk Road’s Impact on Cultural Diffusion.

- Part A Plan of Investigation This investigation attempts to analyze the Silk Road’s impact on cultural diffusion. The Silk Road was a trade route connecting Eastern China to the Mediterranean regions. It was incredibly important because it brought Europe, Asia, and the Middle East together in trade, and allowed them to trade goods and ideas. The parameters are the cultural diffusion east meets west and the spread of religion. It will focus on the time period between the 2nd and the late 17th centuries and the places investigated will be the west, (made up of Europe and the Middle-East) and the east (which refers to most of Asia, although in this investigation it will focus mostly on China)...   [tags: history, anthropology]

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The Study of Human Race and Ethnicity

- Physical and Biological anthropologists have proven that human race indeed exists and is valid. Through modern bone analysis techniques like midfacial measurements and femur traits for example, we are now able to distinguish the biological background of different Homo sapiens. Forensic anthropologists identify human remains based on their race. Race is the key to science. The biggest misconception of race is racism. Race has become this controversial topic that is considered taboo in today’s society....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology]

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Causes of Language Death and Endangered Languages

- This essay will discuss the causes of language death and if endangered languages are worth saving. This essay agrees that endangered languages are worth saving and that many factors contribute to language death. Firstly the essay will explain what language death is and the meaning of what is an endangered language. Secondly discuss language death and language birth. Thirdly discuss the causes of language death. Lastly, critically discuss if endangered languages are worth saving. The purpose of this essay is to show that language death is much higher than language birth....   [tags: Linguistics, Anthropology]

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Rituals of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry

- My goal for this assignment was to collect and analyze ritual practices within the American society. I began my research by attending a religious service in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Georgia. The religious service was held in their chapel, located on the intersection of Lumpkin and Baldwin Street. Their religious services are every week on Tuesdays at 7pm. On the Tuesday of November 12, I attended one their ritual services to record my observations for my anthropological work....   [tags: Anthropology Essays]

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Healing and Biomedical Practices within Communities

- Medical anthropologists have sought to understand and critique the similarities and differences between the social and cultural authority held by folk healing and biomedical practices. The understanding and critique come from the desire to learn more about relationships between a sick person and a healer/doctor. This relationship is a crucial piece in analyzing how social authority, which “involves the control of action through giving of commands” (Joralemon 2010:69), and cultural authority, which “entails the construction of reality through definitions of fact and value” (Joralemon 2010:69) are formed, used and sustained within a medical community....   [tags: medical anthropology]

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Dead Men Do Tell Tales

- Dead Men Do Tell Tales In the book, Dead Men Do Tell Tales, by William R. Maples, Ph.D. and Michael Browning, a story is told in how the dead, no matter how dead, still “talk” to us. The book is appropriately titled because, according to Dr. Maples, truth is discoverable, truth wants to be discovered (2). Dr. Maples tells us of what it is like to be a Forensic Anthropologist. Dr. Maples does not hold anything back in any of his descriptions, from the smell of corpses to the explanations of maggots....   [tags: William R. Maples Forensic Anthropology Essays]

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Anthropologists Benedict, Williams, and Geertz

- When it comes to sociology there are many different theories that need a critical in-depth analysis. The anthropologists that study the subjective and objective sides of culture and societies accomplish this. They break down these topics and inspect them from every aspect. They study, interpret, and criticize every part of their subject in order to completely understand it. Whether it’s diversity or the economy, Benedict, Williams, and Geertz analyze the major and subtler ideologies to their cores....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology]

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Erosion: Destruction and Renewal

- Nothing in this world lasts forever. Everything at some point must come to an end. Very rarely is this end an abrupt, immediate change. More often, it is a slow, gradual, breakdown. Little by little, nature chips away, each blow building on the last until, like a Jenga tower, everything falls and collapses. Given sufficient time and energy, everything grinds away into nothing more than dust and memories. Erosion will grind down the tallest of mountain peaks, into low, flat plains. Nothing in life can exist eternally; it must be broken down....   [tags: History Anthropology]

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Neanderthal Extinction

- Neanderthal Extinction   Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted for well over 100,000 years.  Then suddenly Homo neandertalensis began to die out and surrender the earth to Homo sapiens.  Paleontologists and anthropologists have entertained several possibilities to the causes of this event: interbreeding among Neanderthals and humans, competition for natural resources, and Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest.”  What the real cause has been has plagued scientists for years. Now, due to an international research team from Germany, those possibilities have been even further deduced, making it easier to pinpoint the exact reason Homo neandertalensis became extinct....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Antrhopology and Its Groups

- Anthropology is the study of people. (Gusterson) This can be social, physical or culture and also be past, present and future. Anthropology is considered a social science and is divided into several sub groups. Sociocultural, physical, archeological and linguistically are the four many groups with many offsets. Anthropology is considered a metaphorical science or social science. (Moore) Like many comparative science conjecture comes first and proof second. Sociocultural anthropologist studies the communal patterns and conducts, with definite consideration to how people live in certain areas and how they govern and organize themselves....   [tags: Types of Studies]

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Global Culture

- Global Culture Modern technology has extended human life and levels of comfort. But it also has destroyed thousands of cultures. Today the world's people speak about 6,000 languages, a good measure of diversity; by the year 2100 the number of languages could drop to 3,000 as traditional cultures change. According to convergence theory, modernization will bring Western and non-Western countries together by breaking down cultural barriers to produce a global society. Countering this view is divergence theory, which emphasizes the growing separation between Western and non-Western cultures....   [tags: Anthropology]

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Homo Sapiens

- Find in this article Print article Send us feedback More Media (4 items) Article Outline Introduction, Classification, Structure and Physiology, Behavior, Cultural Attributes, Other Definitions I. IntroductionPrint section Human, common name given to any individual of the species Homo sapiens and, by extension, to the entire species. The term is also applied to certain species that were the evolutionary forerunners of Homo sapiens (see Human Evolution). Scientists consider all living people members of a single species....   [tags: Anthropology]

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Preserving Minority Languages

- Language has been used as a means of communication among society members as time began. Each and every community has its own unique language, which is used to convey a certain message from the sender to the recipient. For a language to be appreciated as a means of communication among society members, it should be clear, simple to use and understandable among the users. There are approximately six thousand different languages, which are used in the whole world. Such languages are unique and distinct from each....   [tags: Anthropology Globalization]

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Cultural Approach For Organization Is A Theory That Was Written By Clifford Geertz And Michael Pacanowsky

- Cultural approach to organization is a theory that was written by Clifford Geertz and Michael Pacanowsky. The theory looks into how organizations and business have their own corporate culture with in its environment. Culture is a set of meanings that are shared and understood among the employees. The theory explores what exactly cultural is in a corporate context and how it effects the environment, and once culture is established can it be changed. Theories are a set of systematic hunches, which mean they have multiple parts that play a role in the overall idea of what exactly a theory is....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Ethnography]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Body Ritual Among The Veldt ' By Horace Miner

- The author Horace Miner’s article “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” is a comment on the vanity that is present in the American culture. He focuses on a North American Group, which he considers Naciremas which is Americans backwards. Horace Miner demonstrates that attitudes or daily rituals have a convincing sway on numerous establishments in Nacirema society. The writer uses many metaphors to describe this vanity including his statement that “women” try to cover up their impurities by applying makeup in addition to getting surgeries and other things to fix what they think is wrong....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Cultural relativism]

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The Day Of The Dead A Distinction Between Dia De Los Muertos And Halloween

- In digging the day of the dead a distinction between Dia de los Muertos and Halloween is made, the purpose, to highlight the differences and showing the importance and significance of Dia de los Muertos. This ethnography begins by loosely describing Halloween in American culture, it is described as a day where “children dress up as grotesque corpses” and a celebration empty of historic or cultural significance and knowledge. The author Juanita Garciagodoy, later goes on to describe Dia de los Muertos in a romanticized way, by statin that the dead “are not forgotten or excluded from recollections, prayer, or holidays because they are no longer visible” Garciagodoy then goes on to tell a heart...   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology]

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A Test of the Effectiveness of the Undiluted Bleach Method in Defleshing Remains

- The ability to effectively remove soft tissue from the skeleton without compromising surface morphology or overall bone integrity is essential to a thorough and complete analysis by a forensic anthropologist. There is no agreement among forensic anthropologists regarding the best method for defleshing skeletal remains. Choosing the most appropriate method for defleshing remains and exposing the unique features of the individual must be done with consideration of the forensic context of the remains....   [tags: forensic anthropology techniques]

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Speech : Head Over Heels, By Tears For Fears From The Big Chair

- Right now, as I write this essay, I am listening to “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears from the album Songs From The Big Chair. This is an example of my culture. The music I listen to, that has been passed down from my parents, is part of my everyday life and defines me as a human being. It’s not just the music itself, but the style of music. It differentiates me from other cultures, such as Spanish, as they listen to a perceivably different type of music. The fact that I value this record so much reveals the values of my culture....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Cultural relativism]

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Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse as a Result of Drought?

- Ever since the collapse of the once powerful Maya civilization, people have been trying to find out what caused it. Authors of the article, "“Climate and the Collapse of Maya Civilization”", which include Gerald Haug, Detlef Günther, Larry Peterson, Daniel Sigman, Konrad Hughen, and Beat Aeschlimann propose a theory that the Mayans collapsed because of an extended dry period between 760 and 910 A.D. These scientists set out find the answer as to why the Maya civilization collapsed. This question is fairly popular and is often times answered by an extended drought, but they wanted to find geologic evidence of what the climate was like in the same time period hoping that there is an obv...   [tags: archaeology, world history, anthropology]

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How the Social Importance of Religion Has Receded with Modernity

- Religion has always been of high social importance and influence within civilization and their society. This essay will argue that as modernity has progressed the social importance of religion has receded, but the gradient of this recession and by how much varies upon the society. Modernity typically refers to a “post-medieval historical period, one marked by the move from feudalism toward capitalism, industrialization, secularization, rationalization, the nation-state and its constituent institutions” (Barker, 2000)....   [tags: sociology, ideology, anthropology]

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Critique Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

- ... Discussion During our literature discussion of chapters 1-11 in class we came to realize that the majority of us held American Christian values on some level. All of us identified in some way with the majority culture. There was not a whole lot of cultural differences between us. When discussing modern medicine we were all more likely to identify with the doctors than the Hmong family based solely on our cultural values. However, being that we are all hoping to become counselors we saw the importance of becoming aware of other cultures outside our own....   [tags: Culture, Ethics, Medicine, Anthropology]

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Infanticide: Cross Cultural Analysis of the Causes of Infanticide

- Infanticide is not unique to humans. It is practiced by many mammals including some primates. The main difference between human and animal infanticide is that infanticide in humans is performed by the parent(s) of the child while in the case of animals it is usually a male suitor (Caldwell and Caldwell, 2005, p. 208). In pre-modern societies infanticide was done instead of abortions as it allowed for sexual selection, it was much more effective than pre-modern contraception, and it did not require any special skills or esoteric knowledge (Caldwell and Caldwell,2005, p....   [tags: Anthropology, Cultural Practices]

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Multiculturalism Should Be Incorporated And Taught Through Educational Programs

- Around the globe all individuals participate in their own cultural practices and traditions. Multiculturalism is an extremely controversial issue that arises from different views and opinions, and is currently under attack by various leaders in our world today. Since the late 1960s and 1970s multiculturalism has been supported, denied, and continuously discussed because of its strong emphasis on cultural diversity and equal opportunities. Multiculturalism is the co-existence of all diverse cultures that include religious, racial, or cultural groups and is expressed in customary traditions, values, behaviors, and ways of thinking....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Identity politics]

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The Perception Of Culture And Its Effect On Society

- Our perception towards society comes down to our words, and the meaning that we give to them, kind of like a play. In sociological terms, one would be able to use the term ‘acting’ as the illusion we give that precedes our true intentions. Our performance is internally reduced to our lives that act as our stage. Furthermore, our audience becomes our social actors: such as our friends, family, and aqantinces. The perception of culture is far from linear or understood but is multi faceted and complex to where only the ones who live it can explain it....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Anthropology]

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Shakespeare 's Hamlet And The Idea Of Human Nature

- Stuck in her own interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the idea that “human nature is (nearly) the same” worldwide, an American Anthropologist, Laura Bohannan, set off for the Tiv in West Africa (Bohannan 1). Bohannan’s original intent was to learn about the African tribe’s culture and ceremonies, but one morning, when she was sitting with the elders of the tribe, they asked Bohannan to tell them the story of Hamlet, for they have told her many of their stories and found it only fair. In an attempt to translate the play into the Tiv’s language and finding the lack of appropriate words, as well as cultural differences between ideas many Europeans and Americans both agree upon, Bohannan q...   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Idea, Marriage]

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Analysis Of Elif Shafak 's Views On Cultural Convergence

- Elif Shafak grew up living a life that never lacked widespread cultural diversity. From a young age, Shafak was faced with an ever changing face of scenery, and the many groups of individuals that brought the picture to life. Her talk reveals her continuously growing understanding of the world around her through identifying the “power of circles”, or in other words, how being relative to ones own being and nothing else can result in a lack of hunger for a world so abundant with things and people with the capability to bring the soul alive....   [tags: Culture, Linguistics, The Culture, Anthropology]

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What Key Things Did You Learn About Diversity Management?

- 1. What key things did you learn about diversity management. I learned that diversity management is starting to make an impact around the world. There are still areas around the world that have not resistance to diversity management based on their culture and time. It still seems that this is a concept that is more forced and less welcome across the board. From the readings it seems like organizations are more complying with legislations or diversity policies and programs set by the organizations....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Anthropology]

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The Uses Of Poverty : The Poor Pay All

- ... It depends on how much work and energy you put into what you have in front of you that determines how far you will go in life. For many people living in poverty, they didn’t work as hard as they could by any means. There are many different factors that are put into play that can affect one’s social status. Many people weren’t brought up in a stable environment, which can largely affect their social status. The Gans essay was a large factor in the analysis of the documentary. In the documentary, we don’t know how hard the families worked in school or college....   [tags: Sociology, Poverty, Anthropology]

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Suicide from a Psychological, Sociological and Anthropological Perspective

- SUICIDE FROM A PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE INTRODUCTION Suicide is a sad story many people are reluctant to approach. But when somebody nearest to them kills themselves, they feel the compelling guilt of trying to understand the motive behind the death. It is a complex and rather devastating subject. Many who kill themselves can never come back to tell us what happened and why it did. Suicide takes an emotional toll on it's survivors and wreck havoc in the wake of the surrounding victims....   [tags: psychology, anthropology, sociology]

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Social Model of Health of the Maori Tribe

- Discuss and Contrast the Maori and Social models of Health "Health is a social, economic and political issue and above all a fundamental human right. Inequality, poverty, exploitation, violence and injustice are at the root of ill-health" (Braum, 2008, p.3).The Maori model of Health, in particular "Whare Tapa Wha" is based on four simple key aspects to ensure overall general health and well being, Taha Wairua, Taha Hinengaro, Taha Tinana and Taha Whanau. These are the basic foundations or stepping stones to an significant determinant of good health, that can be found across the many multiple health models (Durie, 1998, p.66)....   [tags: anthropology, world medicine]

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Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Capital and Cultural Relativism

- ... Although geographically situated on opposing sides of the equator, both of these cultures have experienced the devastating consequences of social and financial disparity and the tragic cycle of turmoil that surely comes with the lifestyle. Intimate Apartheid sheds light on what exactly this “cycle” means in an African American context: Family and childhood experiences are another crucial generative dimension of habitus. Childhood formations continue to haunt or reward individuals even as their lives unfold and change dramatically....   [tags: inequality, poverty, anthropology]

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Modern Technology And Its Impact On The World

- Before modern technology hit us full force in the twentieth century, the world was a much smaller and more isolated place. Although there was interaction between countries, it was stunted and slow. Local culture was all that was known and it was respected and upheld above all else. With the introduction of advanced transportation, the Internet, and a more interdependent global economy, the world quickly entered into a time of globalization and accelerated interactions. During this time of heavy global integration, cultures were thrown together that didn’t necessarily understand each other’s customs and belief systems....   [tags: Culture, Globalization, Anthropology]

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Our Partnership With The Society Of New Americans

- ... The way we act, the things we believe in and even how we interpret things are all a part of our culture. While there are many cultural universals like family and cooking, the way we go about doing these things shows the differences in our cultures. Americans are notoriously ethnocentric and often take pride in believing that the American culture is the best culture and the way that other cultures and societies do things is somehow incorrect. While ethnocentrism is not wrong it can make one less likely to learn about the beliefs that individuals from other cultures share....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Anthropology]

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Body Rituals Among The Times By Horace Miner

- ... “Who is giving you directions?” I wondered if it was some sort supernatural stone which gave her some feeling of guidance. Haras laughed. “No one. It’s an ‘enohp’. I used it to see which road to take.” I could see she didn’t understand my confusion so I decided I would just have to learn more about this enohp later. We got on to the rac and headed towards the room I would be renting for the trip. I was surprised to see how quickly the rac could navigate the terrain. During the trek across town, I did some people watching....   [tags: Culture, Ritual, Cultural anthropology]

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Summary : ' The Deep Hanging Out '

- ... Hence, making emphasis in withdrawing from the view that deep down everyone perceives the world in basically the same way. One cannot judge another culture based on its own because standards are different just as it was seeing in the different ethnographies that we read such as with the culture of cancer in America compare to Botswana. We have learned that culture is symbolic we apportion meaning on a thing or event to grasp such meanings. Is shared members of a group 's, shared beliefs,values, memories which are connected with people who grow up in the same culture,thus providing common experiences....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology, Ethnography]

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The Theory Of Knowledge And Practices Of Power

- ... An example of a hybrid cultural space may be a Starbucks or McDonalds whobamere people come together for the same purpose. Location of enunciation is a sociopolitical and economic site from which to speak (Sorrells, p. 85). A person will always expect for their leader to be precise with their visual, verbal, and physical communications when handling business for their citizen’s sake. Imagine if Obama came into office, but had spoken Ebonics or broken English. Now imagine our president wearing only sweatpants and hoodies to every meeting....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Anthropology, Race]

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The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Rears Its Ugly Head!

- Once again, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis enters a philosophical discussion and several frantic questions are raised: Are our thoughts determined by language, or are they merely influenced by language. Does our language limit our world so much so that our ethics are determined by our ways of speaking. Is Orwell’s Newspeak a real danger. Is political correctness feasible. Whorf wants to say, yes, “all higher levels of thinking are dependent on language“ (Cordova, 78). But many linguists, while upholding the idea that our thinking is influenced by language, continue to argue over how much this is the case....   [tags: Anthropology, human cognition, behavior]

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Overview of the Culture of Los Tsachillas

- Overview of the Culture of Los Tsachillas Let’s go down to South America where we find the country Ecuador, within these areas we come across a place called Santo Domingo de los Colorados but is now known as Santo Domingo de los Tsachillas. This place we come too is named after its main habitants which are known as Los Colorados but original name is Los Tsachillas....   [tags: Comparative Culture, Anthropology]

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Organizational And Cultural Interaction At My Work

- NNEOMA NWOBILOR PROFESSOR VOLLRATH 12/10/14 THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND CULTURAL INTERACTION AT MY WORK The structure of an office is usually made up of very diverse people with different characters and cultures....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology, Sociology]

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Cultural Adoption Is A Type Of Adoption

- The U.S. has adopted over 30 thousand children from other countries since 2010. (Statistics) There has been evidence of children who have been abandoned or neglected being relocated to new families ever since the 1850’s. It wasn 't until the 1950’s when Catholic single women in Quebec weren 't allowed to keep their illegitimate babies and they had to get sent to the U.S. for adoption. Then in the 1970’s, after vietnam and China’s one child law cross- cultural adoption skyrocketed. cross- cultural adoption is a type of adoption where an individual or couple becomes the legal parents of a child who is from a different culture, ethnicity, or community then they are....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Adoption, Anthropology]

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Attending College Is A Life Changing Experience

- For many Americans, the event of attending college is a life changing experience; this experience is meant to enhance an individual’s knowledge of a specific subject matter, and to broaden that person’s cultural horizons. Students are often required to take Humanities courses, and are encouraged to discover the rationale behind studying the humanities. For some, this course is just one required for that individual to obtain their overall degree, and for others, this course can be life altering, because it allows an individual to gain a broader knowledge of the world that they live in....   [tags: Culture, Humanities, Anthropology, History]

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Culture Is Important For Our Present Society

- Culture is understood in many ways to many different kind of people. Growing up, not much time nor effort was placed into grasping the full understanding of what it is to be cultured, how many other cultures you could possibly belong to, or why culture is important for our present and future society. Being able to reflect on one’s own individual cultural identity as well as respect the understanding of others’, can be an up most powerful feeling. First, we must understand that the definition of culture goes beyond the society’s stereotype of what is race and ethnicity and how that defines what culture you belong to....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, The Culture, Sociology]

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Racism Is A Very Well Known Issue

- Introduction Racism is a very well known issue that occurs in almost every part of the world. As an educator it is important to discuss and be aware of this issue because racism, racial discrimination and racist remarks still happen a lot in Australian schools and in the classroom which will be reviewed further below starting with the history of racism globally, the types of racism that occur before and nowadays, racism in Australian school and last but not least how to create awareness of covert racism among teachers in relation to critical race theory....   [tags: Racism, Discrimination, Race, Anthropology]

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Cultural Relativism And Its Impact On Society

- Anthropologically speaking, individuals and society cannot function without the other. In order to study past and present cultures and societies, anthropologists, like Ruth Benedict, use a theory called cultural relativism. Benedict describes three different societies and the influence they either receive or do not receive from their society along with certain abnormalities that occur throughout other cultures. She describes and studies these cultures without prejudices influencing her research....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Cultural relativism]

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Sociological Perspectives Of Functionalism, Conflict And Interactionism

- ... The functionalism perspective according to philosopher and biologist, Herbert Spence, were based more on the similarities between the human body and society. Although, Spence’s theory was applied by others such as, Emile Durkheim, who wanted to explain the society changes and how they survive over time (www.Openstax.org, 2016). The Conflict theory focuses on how the inequalities perpetuate differences in power and how those inequalities contribute to social differences. Karl Marx, philosopher and sociologist, believed that it was more a competition between different social classes for material and other resources....   [tags: Sociology, Anthropology, Conflict theory]

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Cultural Appropriation : A Victim Of Society

- ... Thus, the fault in cultural appropriation lies not within the definition of the act nor the effect it has on culture, but in its vulnerability towards the concept of power imbalance that exists in society. To begin, there has been a great deal of confusion and debate on what cultural appropriation is. As multicultural societies are analyzed, it becomes difficult to differentiate cultural appreciation from appropriation. In July of 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston collaborated with NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, and held a try-on kimono session (Boffetta, 2015....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Appropriation, Anthropology]

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Different Culture Care Concepts : Dr. Leininger

- ... It is an organized enabler that relatively follows Dr. Leininger 's Sunrise Enabler to Discover Culture Care. The Sunrise Enabler was developed as “a cognitive map to discover embedded and multiple factors related to the theory, tenets, and assumptions with the specific domain of inquiry under study” (McFarland and Wehbe-Alamah 2015, p. 75). The Sunrise Enabler is more so an image that displays a visual insight of the different influences that has an impact upon care and culture. There are a variety of factors that can influence care and culture such as: education, economics, political views, cultural beliefs and values, kinship and social factors, religion, and technological factors....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology, Nursing]

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Challenges Faced By A First Generation Immigrant

- ... (PSY 317’s Lecture Note, 05-09-16) But I do believe that challenges and stressors are the keys to success, which help me in growing up. Thus, I always tell myself that I need to overcome all the difficulties in order to accomplish my goals and dreams. However, everything is not as easy as I thought. While living within a completely different culture, I have experienced culture shock. Cultural shock is a term which Oberg (1960) describes as an experience by people who move into another culture....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology]

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Eating Cheap And Unhealthy Food Stereotype

- Imagine living every day without enough money for basic needs like food. Then add studying for exams, three to four-hour labs, and four to five 1 hour long lectures to the top of that… This is what some university students go through every day. After paying tuition, students barely have enough money to buy food for the rest of the term. A sociological study was done to see if students actually experience food insecurity like the university stereotype proposes. She found some great results that bring up the idea that food insecurity is a cultural phenomenon that has both physical and emotional effects but could have been improved with an anthropological approach....   [tags: Anthropology, Sociology, Ethnography]

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The Between Modern And Modern Societies

- While is a common conception that pre-modern societies are primitive compared to their modern counterpart, this is not often the case, theses societies have complex systems within their society especially within their spirituality and religion. It is this complexity that has allowed aspects of pre-modern societies to evolve and adapt into modern societies. Myths, rituals and sorcery have been terms to describe the activities of pre-modern societies, but these activities have also been found to exist within modern society as well....   [tags: Religion, Sociology, Anthropology of religion]

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Cultural Narrative Is An Important Story

- A cultural narrative is an important story that allows others outside that one specific culture to learn and understand people who are in that culture. When people hear about other cultural narratives it allows people to view the reality of how a person life is within that culture. People are able to see the hardship other cultures endure in society and also able to view what drives those in society. Cultural narratives to me are sets of stories about one’s own culture that teaches me hardships of one’s cultural, morality lesson from that cultural narrative, and helps me understand how difficult it is for most cultures to live in another foreign society....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Humanities, Film]

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Western Medicine And Western Medical Practices

- ... This act of authority or provider’s dominance,without an clinical encounter, can enforce a stigma of fear of dying onto the patients who might feel pressure to take the treatment. When the clinical encounter is not presented, Western medicine is seen as an ethnocentric system that is unwilling to acknowledge the possibility of patient’s psychological damage (Kirmayer). In other words, too focus on just the narrow medical practices, Western medical providers fail to see how a patient’s truly feels about the disease or treatment....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Anthropology, Illness]

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Learning Different Methods Of Gaining Information

- ... When questions are asked by sociologist or non-sociologist, sociologists collects information, and based on the information, intercept what the information is saying. Within my portfolio, there is so much that I took in whether if I was in the classroom taking notes or jotting down notes from the book. I may not have taken in all of the information, but I know I walked away with new knowledge gained. What my portfolio reflects is that I wrote down the material that was presented to me, but I also wrote somethings that I had a hard time understanding in my own words....   [tags: Sociology, Anthropology, Gain, Society]

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How The Main Wedding Day Works

- ... The Gujarati wedding ceremony has a strong focus on praying to the many Gujarati gods along with celebrating one of the cultures unique customs. A controversial topic that comes up when talking about the Indian culture is arranged marriage. So, after Aziz answered about the wedding ceremony, I asked him about any thoughts he had on this topic. He responded with, “Being from India, I don’t have any problems with this style of marriage because I have seen arranged marriages and love oriented marriage both succeed....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Anthropology]

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Eating The Alphabet By Lois Ehlert

- ... I would ask my students, if they know of any foods that may be called something different form the typical English word. Next, I would open a dialogue, beginning with the question, “what did you eat for dinner last night?” I would list on chart paper the different foods each child ate. We would then discuss, what other foods they like to eat, and the restaurants their family visit. Last, we would break into small groups and use play food from around the world to create different meals. We would discuss why they chose to make this meal, and is there another word for the different foods....   [tags: Culture, Difference, Anthropology]

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Professional And Ethical Responsibilities Of Culture

- ... However there has been challenges especially in the automobile sector where some cars have rejected in certain countries due to in agreeable with their norms. For example certain vehicle have been rejected because they use left hand drives while others use right hand drives. Also some engineering designs have resulted to loss in life due to inappropriate culture knowledge where some technologies of certain products have not been fully developed to distinguish their use. This mostly occurs in the field of medicine where some drugs not fully tested have been given to human and resulting to their death....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Engineering, Anthropology]

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Sociology And Its Impact On Sociology

- ... Sociological imagination allows a person to see themselves fitting into the society. A person has to have a certain thought or mind to be able to imagine themselves fitting into the world. Behavior and social acceptance are influenced by people around us. So instead of experiencing everyday life in a single mindset, be able to think outside the box and see all sides of the situation. The main key, however, is that a person can 't tackle this alone. A shift has to be made from a personal problem to a public issue....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Anthropology]

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History of the Navajo Tribe

- INTRODUCTION According to the history of the Navajo Tribe, the Holy People lived in the underworld and helped by guiding the First Man and First Woman to earth (McCoy 1988). The Holy People are said to be attracted to songs, dances, and chants during the ceremony along with the creation of Sandpainting. The Sandpainting is used in the healing process of the ceremony to draw a picture that tells a story of the Holy People. The Navajo culture have amazed so many people to how beautifully constructed the rituals are performed....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Native Americans]

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Indigenous People of the Congo

- The Congo is the home to a nomadic group of hunters-gatherers known as the Mbuti. The Mbuti are one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa. The Mbuti is an egalitarian society, and the band is their highest form of socialization. Bands are based on principles of teamwork and sharing. The bands are composed of about fifteen to sixty families. The Mbuti reside in the Ituri forest, a tropical rainforest in the northern part of the Congo River Basin. The forest is named after the Ituri River....   [tags: Anthropology, Mbuti, Culture]

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The Implications Of Social Work

- Implications for Social Work Because of my culture, it has allowed for me to be more understanding of those that are different from me. The recognition of what it is to be different from what normal American culture may look like has brought forth a new and deeper level of empathy without even realizing. Growing up in a diverse area where my group of friends came from a wide variety of backgrounds has helped me to see the similarities we share as well as getting more acquainted and understanding of why certain groups do the things that they do....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, The Culture, Anthropology]

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The Challenge Of Cultural Relativism

- The Challenge of Cultural Relativism Argument The Challenge of Culture Relativism written by James Rachels argues the downsides and upsides to the idea of Cultural Relativism. This is the idea of Cultural Relativism: the principle that an individual human 's beliefs and activities should be understood by others in terms of that individual 's own culture. It was established as axiomatic in anthropological research by Franz Boas in the first few decades of the 20th century and later popularized by his students....   [tags: Culture, United States, Anthropology]

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The Social Effect On Religion

- The acknowledgement of the social effect that religion has on a population is also discussed. The religion a culture has may set the standard for what is socially acceptable or not. It may also influence how the government operates. As discussed with the Maya, leaders used religion as a tool to maintain power and influence the masses. The power difference between a ruler and a divine king is great. Questioning the commands of the gods through the holy leader could easily lead to death. Another example are the many Crusades lead against Muslims after being sanctioned by several different popes....   [tags: Anthropology, Sociology, Culture]

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Is Barbarism A Subjective Term?

- “Barbarism is a subjective term used to oppose whatever is different from one’s own culture.” No matter how much people try not to judge others, doing so is almost impossible. The real struggle arises when a person comes across something different from their cultural beliefs. On page 355 Volume C, Montaigne states, “each man calls barbarism whatever is not his own practice; for indeed it seems we have no other test of truth and reason than the example and pattern of the opinions and customs of the country we live in.” Growing up a person tends to be raised in understanding only one cultural practice and the practice they are taught is the one that applies to their culture....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Barbarian, Anthropology]

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Different Perspectives Of Multicultural Differences

- Viewpoints on Multicultural Differences Throughout history, there have been various perspectives of multicultural differences. According to Meriam Webster (n.d.), culture is “the beliefs, customs, arts, institutions, and the thoughts or products of a particular society or group.” Unfortunately, African Americans, Native Americans, Italians, Irish, Jews as well as various other cultural groups have been profoundly discriminated against and negatively stereotyped (Good Therapy org.). With the frequent mingling of cultures in educational settings, the workplace, and in the social arena, we are bound to encounter cultural differences....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Multiculturalism]

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Globalization : The Cultural Diversity

- Nowadays, people all around the world live in the era that adopts the foreign cultures to be applied for the daily life. People seem to enjoy blending their own culture to follow up with the recent trend in order to improve life. Since people start to migrate from one to another place and culture becoming diverse, the world tends to be globally interconnected and creating the phenomenon called globalization. Those people will bring their own cultures and mix it with the locals until the cultural diversity begins....   [tags: Sociology, Globalization, Culture, Anthropology]

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An Informal Institution Based View

- ... For example, Americans are usually clear on what they want to convey. High-context culture is culture in which communication relies on underlying unspoken context which is equally important to the word used. (Peng, 2014). Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arab, etc. are high-context cultures whereas Spanish, American, German, etc. are low-context cultures. Understanding high-low context in culture is very critical for proper communication. The high-context culture expects mutual respect and includes a sense of care in communication....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Sociology]

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The Mega Marketing Of Depression

- ... Thus, having depression, yuutsu, was seen as a noble or a very "Japanese" feeling. In fact, such feeling was celebrated in songs, television, and movies and was held in a higher regard than feeling of happiness. Due to such culture, going out and admitting that he or she has depression is seen under a negative light by the others. As a result, people do not come forward to receive treatment until their depression becomes so severe that they experiences symptoms that is akin to schizophrenia....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Anthropology]

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Intercultural Communication And Our Future

- ... Also, “you learn culture by living in the culture” D. Faucette said that. He explains that theses aspects that I mentioned above cannot be learned until you learn these in the culture where these aspects belong to. In addition, before I attended this class, I thought that culture and nationality are the same, yet D. Faucette taught me that “culture is not the same of nationality”. I learned that one can belong to a nationality with different culture. D. Faucette says that nationality is the country you belong to, and culture is the way you live....   [tags: Sociology, Anthropology, Culture, Education]

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Culture Values And Cultural Values

- ... As human beings, we tend to paint pictures of people based on their race, gender, and ethnicity, and make assumptions that it applies to all. This is evident in the movie when the white people label black people as not clean and that only the wealthy who can afford are permitted to try on the dresses. This stereotype and assumption of categorizing people based on their race are against my beliefs and values, although it is sad to say it still continues to the present day in our communities, and we have to do better....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Anthropology]

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The Paradox Of The World

- ... Alfred Schutz (1967) has shown that the idea of a common sense is in itself a matter of mutual agreement in the Durkheimian sense of the collective consciousness: “All our knowledge of the world, in common-sense as well as scientific thinking, involved constructs, i.e. a set of abstractions, generalizations, formalizations, idealizations specific to the respective level of thought organization” (Schutz 1967a, 5). For Schutz, the inter-subjective character of social reality is thus constructed on the basis of a “reciprocity of perspectives” between the subjective knowledge and experiences of the individual, against the subjectivity of the objectified collective consciousness and social or...   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Anthropology]

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Sociology Is Always Fascinated Me

- ... This can include an individual, and/or society. Being a sociologist gives me not only facts about people, or other things, but it gives me new ideas and new ways to look at something. It gives me a bigger picture to look at rather than just viewing it as something so small and not meaningful. By calling myself a socialist, I know that I have some sort of power that I can understand and learn this world in a way no one has viewed it before. You are one person within an entire world filled with a million people, and you are your own story....   [tags: Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology]

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Using bones, teeth and joints for reconstructing activity in past human populations

- During an individual’s lifetime the activities they involve themselves in impact on their many bodily tissues. Markers for these activities are left in the bones, joints and dentition which is useful for anthropologists as only skeletal material is left in the case of most ancient populations. Subsequently much research has been undertaken in this area with varying levels of validity.In this essay I seek to explain what information can be reliably gathered from skeletal material, it will focus on bone density and muscle attachments associated with heavy workloads, joint wear caused by repeated processes such as grinding grain, osteoarthritis and tooth wear associated with tool use....   [tags: Anthropology Archaeology]

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Shamanism and the Indigenous Peoples of Siberia

- Shamanism and the Indigenous Peoples of Siberia Shamanism plays a role within most tribal communities of the indigenous peoples of Siberia. Within the community the shaman has many roles; one of his[1][1] main roles is that of a healer. The function of the shaman is closely related to the spirit world (Eliade 71). A shaman uses ecstatic trance to communicate with spirits. Spirits are integral to a shaman’s ability to heal within his community. “Shamanic activity is generally a public function” (Grim 11-12)....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology]

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Egyptian Architecture and History

- This discourse revolves around the development of art and architecture with reference to Egypt. It endeavours to bring out various phases in the development of art and architecture in Egypt. Besides, it describes how different personalities, events and themes, over time, influenced art and architecture. Not only are the progressive changes leading up to modern-day art and architecture discussed, but also the geographical, social, cultural and political factors which affect art and architecture....   [tags: World History, Anthropology]

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The Globalization of Culture

- The term “globalization” has been used more frequently in the late 20th century, and along with it is the ongoing development of trade, urbanization and the sharing of knowledge (Wikipedia). The constant rotation of the source of goods, knowledge, new ideas and the explosion of information technology and mass media has brought cultures into contact with each other. As an inevitable consequence, globalization has created an impact on culture, causing changes in three main aspects which are traditional values, human behavior and other forms of art and entertainment....   [tags: anthropology, international influence]

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The Study of Culture

- 1. Discuss the idea of Mary Douglas, including how the idea of clean versus dirty is paramount in her theoretical perspective. According to Mary Douglas, purity or clean versus dirty or impure represent the boundaries of a society, and is a manifestation of the society’s fears. Douglas examined the use of blood as a means of purification and as a source of contamination that must then be purified in the Judeo-Christian tradition, as well as in a variety of African groups. Douglas emphasizes the symbolic meaning of purification rituals, and how they are manifested through ritual and daily practice....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology Essays]

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Evolution of Intelligence

- “All intelligent thoughts have already been thought” but when were these first intelligent thoughts thought. Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. But intelligence has evolved from the past. The innovation of fire furthered to the light bulb, as the hut became the skyscraper. This topic is worthy to investigate because modern humans have advanced so greatly, but how exactly had our genius evolved and where did our intelligence start. How are the intelligence of early humans different from that of modern humans, and what inferences can be made from this data....   [tags: anthropology, biology, history]

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