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    I. Anthropology Subfields In its most basic definition, anthropology is the study of humans combining a biological and cultural perspective (MindEdge 1.05). Due to the complexity of humankind, anthropology can be broken down into four sub-fields; cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and biological/physical anthropology. Cultural anthropology is the study of how humans lived, and how their culture was handed down from generation to generation. Cultural anthropologists study a cultural society’s beliefs, ideals, artistic expression, and patterns of behavior. Basically, they study a culture through the humanities. Linguistic anthropology is the study of the structure of language and how it affects or functions in a society.…

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    There are many subfields in Anthropology. One of them is cultural anthropology, which is the study of individual cultures mostly through participant observation, living in a culture or learning a culture different from your own. Cultural anthropology seeks to learn and compare cultures to help us as humans understand each other and recognize our diversity (Cloak, Jr., F. T., 1968). Basically, one cannot fully understand a culture without looking at all the features (the whole picture). One of…

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    Cultural anthropology is a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans. Cultural anthropology also includes the comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development. As a student in Rochester New York and more specify at St. John Fisher I perceive cultural anthropology to be beneficial to me because it allows me to gain a greater understanding of people that are different from me. Although St. John Fisher is not as diverse as other colleges…

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    Cultural Anthropology and archaeology are two fields of study that have plenty in common with each other along with uncommon with each other. Both archeology and cultural anthropology focus on studying culture, the difference is these fields study them in different ways (Waweru). Cultural anthropology is a term that is in everyday lives and topics. When thinking of anthropology one may think of the study of extinct human cultures or the study of past human cultures commonly referred to as…

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    a. Cultural Anthropology i. The world is a rich tapestry made of up of many different histories, traditions, and cultures. Where Social Anthropology emphasizes an understanding of social institutions and the relationships therein, Cultural Anthropology, is a study of the behaviors, language, foods, and material creations of different cultures. Cultural Anthropology provides a window into the ideas and beliefs of these cultures and the innate desire to understand the world in their own terms.…

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    Miller, Cultural anthropology is defined as the study of contemporary people and their cultures worldwide. This includes the changes that many cultures and societies undergo. To better understand how and why the people are living the way their cultures and society says is adequate, anthropologist must make assumptions about how their ancestors lived. Where the groups of hunter and gatherer humans settle may directly impact why some countries are rich and some are poor but are still surviving.…

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    Final Exam How does the concept of ethnocentrism interfere with cultural pluralism? How do these concepts help or hinder the issues globally. Ethnocentrism is one of the main causes of division in race, creed and religion. These are learned behaviors because when we are children we may notice differences in color, race or language, but we are not born bias either way. Stereotyping, categorizing, generalizations and accusations affect us worldwide even within our own races. Cultural…

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    By looking at culture in anthropology there are many factors that make up how specific culture is recognized. A main quote that I agree with is “Anthropology is only in the broadest way what the textbook and the instructor say it is. Intimately, it is what students make it mean to them.” (Kutsche, 1998). This quote is saying that someone can read about another person’s culture in a textbook but the way it is perceived will help determine someone’s finial thoughts on a particular subject of…

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    Using the holism approach is going to help us understand how the addiction started, perhaps past generation have dealt with it as well. What type of culture is surrounding the person? Is it one that approves promotes the usage of drugs and alcohol? The way they communicate with other also says a lot about the community in itself. Cultural anthropology is the study of human society and culture, the subfield that describes, analyzes, interprets, and explains social and cultural similarities and…

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    Since this project was a generalization of massive societal groups, some stereotyping was used, however this stereotyping was inoffensive, and informative, the way all practical stereotypes should be. Did it fit w/ global context and how? The global context of cultural identity directly relates to my project as I am examining the identities of cultures. The elements of culture influence people’s daily lives around the world. This connection between cultures and personality fully relates to the…

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