Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion

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Essential to an understanding of the global arena and sensitivity to the people who have inhabited it, anthropology, the science of humankind, views humans from the broadest possible perspective. Snail mail letter saying the search was closed, no offer made. These interpretations must then be reflected back to its originators, and its adequacy as a translation fine-tuned in a repeated way, a process called the hermeneutic circle. They were acting like she had met the Queen. San of Southern Africa (Sara Baartman's tribe); low accumulation; high reward; egalitarian; rely on nature to make a living; modern foragers depend on government assistance; when one culture subjugates another and imposes its customs on the dominated group Late 19th century anthropologist; Father of anthropology → First USA department of anthropology at Columbia University; German Jew/ immigrant; Proponent of the 4 fields; Didn't racially classify culture helps individual meet their needs rather than society as a whole common to several but not all human groups ex. nuclear family (parents and family) reciprocity over time; always incomplete; people we're really close to; no immediate expectation of something in return Biological Adaptation over generations ex. larger barrel chests of native highlanders genes processes that work transnationally to promote change in a world in which nations and people are increasingly interlinked and mutually dependent slash and burn; crops for subsistence not markets; permanent settlements; depletes soil quickly; shifting cultivation; ecosystems with people individual.

Pages: 496

Publisher: AltaMira Press; 3 edition (June 16, 2010)

ISBN: 0759111561

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