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Antho Facts Essay

1564 words - 7 pages

Metaphorical Subject:
* Domain of experience from the spiritual realm ( the lord ) that needs to be clarified

Metaphorical Predicate:
* Familiar domain of experience of everyday life that is used to clarify the subject

Key Metaphor:
* Can Serve as the foundations of a worldview

Societal Metaphor:
* World-View metaphor whose model for the world is the social order

Organic Metaphor:
* Applies the image of the body to social structures and institutions. Comparing a living body with parts to the functioning of society

Huichol Religious Thought
* Deer, Maize and Peyote are all important and interconnected
* Synthesis of old and ...view middle of the document...

Strategic Essentialism
* Assumes that there is a unity and homogeneity of a culture for the purposes of claiming rights
* Practise of marrying within ones own group
* Practice of seeking a spouse outside of ones own group
* A descent group formed by members who believe they have a common ancestor, even if they cannot specify the genealogical links
Kinship Functions
* Lineage more or less – social relationships that are prototypically derived from the universal human experiences of mating, birth & nurturance
* The Transformation of natures raw materials into a form suitable for human use
* The allocation of goods and services
Kin-Ordered mode of production
* Social labor is deployed on the basis of kinship relations
Tributary mode of production
* Primary producer, whether cultivator or herdsman, is allowed access to the means of production pbut tribute is exacted by political or military means
Capitalist Modes of Production
* The means of production is property owned by capitalists, workers are denied access to such ownership and must sell their labor to capitalists in order to survive
Marxian Economics
* Commodity exchange and the free market economy
Commodity Exchange
* Humans and crops were exchanged in world markets as commodities
Marker-Based Production
* Supply and Demand
* Accounts of how various aspects of the world came to be the way they are
* A repetitive social practice set off from everyday routine and composed of a sequence of symbolic activities that adheres to a culturally defined rituan schema and are closely connected to a specific set of ideas central to the culture
Trioband Islanders
* Dog Clan vs. Pig Clan Myth
Expectations of Wellness
* Ultimately, a persons expectations of wellness depend on the cultural context in which they live
* Both an evil cannibalistic Spirit and a culture-bound illness
* Mercury levels in fish
Lucky Iron Fish
* Chris Charles introduced the “Lucky Iron Fish” into the diet of vilagers in Cambodia to improve on iron levels
* The Study of Human Condition
Cross Cultural Analysis
* Description of a particular culture
* The Comparative study of 2 or more cultures
Cultural Relativism
* Understanding another culture sympathetically enough so that it appears to be a coherent and meaningful design for living is called cultural relativism
* The opinion that ones own way of life is natural, correct and the only true way of being human. Viewing your culture as superior
Historical Particularism
* Franz Boas: Each cultural trit has its own distinctive history
* Thinking critically about how you think, your own experiences and ideas about your place in the...

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