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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

Artifacts of our own cultures surround us

Artifacts of our own cultures surround us. From art and music to architecture and literature, from philosophy and religion to laws and economics, we live among cultural artifacts that have deep roots. Select the single cultural artifact that you believe best represents the culture in which you live today. Present a detailed d

Cultural artifacts

Artifacts of our own cultures surround us. From art and music to architecture and literature, from philosophy and religion to laws and economics, we live among cultural artifacts that have deep roots. Select the single cultural artifact that you believe best represents the culture in which you live today. Present a detailed

CULTURAL IDENTITY

Please help. I do not know how to start the paper and to discuss the topic in an essay! Analyze and interpret the following quotation: "Worldwide, non-Western cultures faced fundamental challenges to their cultural identities not so much a recentering of culture but a decentering of culture" . In the later nineteenth c

Sayre's Cultural Decentering

Analyze and interpret the following quotation: "Worldwide, non-Western cultures faced fundamental challenges to their cultural identities" not so much a recentering of culture but a decentering of culture. In the later nineteenth century and early twentieth century, what would a "decentering" of culture have meant for a given

Cultures

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

Cultures

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

Kinship

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

Site Critique: Petra Site

I am expecting this subject to be in the test for tomorrow. Can you please help me? I need it as soon as possible. Look at an account of archaeological information about a lost city or ancient civilization on the Internet and evaluate it to the best of your ability. i chose Petra and the attached article is the site i chose.

Need assistance with the the topic of death and dying.

How does African American family grieve or mourn for an older relative who has died? What are some similarities and differences with how African Americans cope with death and how other cultures cope? What are some general themes that occur in several cultures' approach to dealing with death and dying.

Class and caste

1. What are some contrasting significances between old age in literate and nonliterate societies. 2. Common-interest associations often have been referred to in the anthropological literature as voluntary associations, but why and how is this term misleading. 3. What are some contrasts with regard to the concepts of class

Understanding cultures

1) In the article,"Why Can't People Feed Themselves?" by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins, what is the main theme and the most important points that the authors are trying to make? 2) In the article, what process or processes are the two authors talking about when they state that "hunger and underdevelopment must always

Anthropology terms

1. What is the relationship between anthropology and colonialism? 2. In comparing and contrasting the field studies of Bronislaw Malinowski and Annette Weiner, what were the major differences and what were the causes of these differences? 3. What are some of the challenges and opportunities provided by the practice of

Eating Christmas on the Kalahari

1. Why is the anthropologist's gift of an ox dinner considered a problem by the Ju/'hoansi and how do they solve the problem? 2. Why do the Ju/'huansi ridicule and denigrate people who have been successful hunters or who have provided them with a Christmas ox?

Anthropology: Archaeology stereotypes

I am not understanding the questions and the relationship between stereotypes and archaeology. Here are the questions: Stereotypes in archaeology. What are the stereotypes of archaeology and archaeologists? What are the central themes that permeate fictional portrayals and the popular media? What are archaeologists usually do

Ethnographic Fieldwork

In describing and interpreting human cultures, anthropologists have long relied on ethnographic fieldwork, including participant observation. 1. What makes this research method uniquely challenging and effective? Need help in answering the above, particularly related to the following: 1. challenges linked to i

Cultural Relativism

1. Are there any situations in which it is desirable or necessary for an anthropologist NOT to use cultural relativism? What would they be and why would it be okay? 2. What are 10 examples of how, in daily life, we employ something that had its historical origin in a culture that was not invented in the United States?

Social Stratification:

Using the following two patterns of social stratification: class and gender.Explain in terms of their biases, their effects on society, and the possibilities of moving out of their "social status" to a higher social status. What are two effects of social stratification on society?Identify two possibilities or lack of possibilit

Leading countries in today's world economy

Identify two of the leading countries in today's world economy. What criteria is used to determine the leading countries? List four factors to support the selection selection of why these two countries are in a leading position. Were these two countries in the same position 200 years ago? 100 years ago? 50 years ago? What accoun

Research Focus for a Cultural Anthropologist

As a cultural anthropologist what might be a focus or propose to research? Why choose this culture and topic for research? What is hoped to discover, accomplish, or address by studying this culture? What or how does one prepare for culture shock?

Universal human rights are listed.

Cultural relativism is the view that each culture must be understood in terms of the values and ideas of that culture and not be judged by the standards of another,However, critical cultural relativism poses questions about cultural practices in terms of who accepts them and whether they are harming or helping "universal human r

Anthropology: On Human Evolutionary Studies

Why do you think chimpanzees are frequently held up as a good model for understanding human evolution? What morphological and behavioral similarities might they have with early hominids?