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Cultural Adaptation

How do cultures cope with the unknown? Give some examples to illustrate your point from your textbook. Can you find any YouTube or online Videos that discuss belief systems?

Culture has Many Definitions

Given that culture has many definitions, see the following: Definition 1: A culture, in the anthropological sense, is the set of beliefs, rules of behavior, and customary behaviors maintained, practiced, and transmitted in a given society. Different cultures may be found in a society as a whole or in its segments, for example

Cross-cultural connections

I need help getting started on the following assignment. The assignment asks: How do you see cross-cultural connections in your life? To start consider the following cultures: China, Japan, India, the Middle East, and Native Americans. Now, consider the artistic, spiritual, political, architectural, and/or social structures

Woman (Venus of Willendorf)

A civilization, as the term is used by modern scholars, is a culture that possesses the ability to organize itself thoroughly. It is a social, economic, and political entity, distinguished by its ability to express itself well, not only through images but through written language, which is in many ways the means by which people

Anthropology: Explanation of behaviors of male chimpanzees

Describe the life history strategies of male chimpanzees in terms of feeding, relationships with males within and outside the natal community, coalitions with other males, infanticide and other forms of competition over mating, and defense of the community territory and females? What factors influence male chimpanzee cooperatio

Scots-Irish and Cherokee family of origin

RE: Scots-Irish and Cherokee family of origin. Give some background on the Scots-Irish, about them migrating to the US and why. Then I wanted to extrapolate relevant things from their culture (temperaments, problems (alcohol and tempers). Discuss an overall view of what it was like to be Scots-Irish. Use these sources

Issues at the End of Life

William is an 87-year old resident of a skilled facility in a small town. He is single and has only 1 living relative, a 35-year old nephew who is a strong supporter of an individual's right to die. William came to the NSF 4 months ago after a stroke which left him unable to talk and paralyzed on the right side. He has become


Define the various forms of euthanasia. Describe the key ethical arguments for and against the practice of voluntary euthanasia. Explain what you see as the stronger arguments for or against voluntary euthanasia. Cite sources!

Virtue Ethics

Explain the main principle of Virtue Ethics. Discuss the main arguments for both for and against Virtue Ethics. In your opinion, what are its strengths and weaknesses?

Describe the main principles of Ethics of Care. Discuss the arguments for and against the Ethics of Care. What do you see as its strengths and weaknesses? Give an example to highlight your points.

Describe the main principles of Ethics of Care. Ethics of care seeks to determine whether actions are right or wrong. Unlike some philosophies that deny the existence of right and wrong, ethics of care acknowledges their existence and seeks to determine the morality of these decisions. There are three foundational belief

Kant's ethical theory

Identify at least two arguments, both for and against, Kant's ethical theory. What do you see as its primary strengths and weaknesses?

Kant's Moral Philosophy

Explain the central principles of Kant's Moral Philosophy. Name two ways in which it differs from Utilitarianism.


Explain the main principles of Utilitarianism. Identify and describe at least two arguments, both for and against the Utilitarian approach. Cite sources!!

Theory of Natural Law

Explain the theory of Natural Law. In what way is the Natural Law Theory discussed by Aquinas different from that articulated by the ancient Greeks? What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of Natural Law Theory? Give an example that highlights your point. Cite sources!

Ethical Subjectivism and Psychological Egoism

What are the main ideas supporting Ethical Subjectivism and Psychological Egoism? What distinguishes these two theories? Formulate at least one argument for, and one against each of the theories. Cite sources!

One finds cultures that permit children and adults to have sexual experiences and have very little restrictions as to what people do sexually. These cultures have thus survived successfully for centuries, and some would say they are happier than more restrictive cultures. Then there are cultures such as ours with some rules and regulations regarding sexual activity, and some would say this is necessary for social order. There are still other cultures that are very restrictive about the way they regulate sexual activity, they see sex as in many ways bad and should be avoided if possible since it creates too many social problems. Briefly discuss advantages and disadvantages for each of the three approaches listed above. ( I was only asking for help with one advantage and one disadvantage to help me get started.) Then, discuss your personal feelings about sexual activity and our cultureÂ's present acceptance of some restrictions on it. Do more than give your opinion. Indicate some of the important reasons why you feel as you do. If you think significantly different from the dominant trend of our culture how do you reconcile your thinking with that dominant cultural value. That's if you're tolerant & disagree with what others are doing. How does it fit into your value system? We are finding our culture becoming more and more permissive. Do you feel this is a good or bad situation? Why?

One finds cultures that permit children and adults to have sexual experiences and have very little restrictions as to what people do sexually. These cultures have thus survived successfully for centuries, and some would say they are happier than more restrictive cultures. Then there are cultures such as ours with some rules and

Essay Help

Are "barbarians" (sometimes referred to as terrorists), likely to take over? How will our culture stop them? The text notes, page 214, that history tells us that cultures considered to be "barbarian" conquered "civilized" empires, such as Rome and China in the past. Some today point to what is happening in our world today as ter

How to Build a Kinship Diagram in Anthropology

Kinship theories in anthropology vary considerably in terms of who is considered a family member, how this relationship is established (for example biological or alliance), and what implications these have on the daily experiences of each member. In this solution, a step-by-step guide to building kinship diagrams, understan

Socio-Political and Economic Environment

Subject: Socio-Political and Economic Environment How can better understanding our collective cultural heritage and shared humanity across time and geographic place help us to be better stewards of a global future? What role or roles do you believe understanding cultural differences across time and throughout the world plays

Latin America: Social Diversity and Colonization

Subject: Social Diversity What are some of the philosophies that influenced Latin America? In what way did they impact the cultures of Latin America? What contributions to society did folk and elite caudillos bring to Latin American society? What impact did the encroachment of Europeans have upon the New World?

Cultural makeup of early civilizations

Subject: Introduction to Humanities What forces contributed to the cultural makeup of early civilizations? What social issues arose because of this cultural makeup? What were the main cultural influences on early civilizations? Do you believe that revisionist history is a good thing or a bad thing? Explain your respons


1) How can the recent decline in participation in all types of common-interest associations in North American be explained? 2) In what ways can the rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and other areas of the world be seen as revitalization movements? Are there other terms that could apply to this phenomeno


1) What are the characteristics of participant-observation and how does this method contribute to ethnographic understanding? 2) How does a culture itself induce certain kinds of psychological conflicts that have important consequences for the entire society? 3) How is cultural relativism related to moral relativism? Is it

Culture Change

1) What is the new form of expansive capitalism that has emerged since the mid-20th century? 2) Who is Arjun Appadurai and what is his contribution to the discipline of anthropology? 3) What is the impact of ethnic resurgence on our world today?

Culture Change

1) What are some examples of unforseen changes in US communities and middle class neighborhoods of a society that has become involved in the modernizing process. 2) What levels of cultural systems are likely to be affected when these changes occur? 3) What examples exist to show that people are fully aware of the long-ter

Cultural Relativism

I have been reading about the practice of female genital mutilation as a rite of passage in some cultures and have some questions: 1) What is the rationale for this practice? 2) Why is it that anthropologists do not apply cultural relativism here?Wouldn't it be better if they did? 3) Are there any genital mutilation pr


1) I know that in Europe and North America we are primarily of bilateral descent, but what does this mean? Does it simply mean we recognize descent from both our mother's and our father's sides of the family, or is there more to it, related to how it applies to American culture (meaning how does it work)? 2) What type of post