I have many friends and have meet many people over the past couple of years. No matter what type of friendship or bond I have with these people it seems when I first met them, all the same characteristics of the conversation and position of things were the same. So I have done a little bit of examining how people interact with each other by watching people around me talk to one another, watching movies, and even noticed how I myself act around certain people. The last examination on myself was the hardest because I knew what I was looking for in my research and tried not to change anything that I normally do but when I really looked I was kind of uncomfortable and made minor adjustments. For example at one point in time I was at my brother’s house where it was me and a bunch of his male friends standing in the garage. Everyone was about four feet apart in a circular pattern talking, when one of his friend came and stood about six inches away from me, at this time I felt very uncomfortable and felt that my space had been violated and asked him to take a couple of steps to the side of me. I don’t know if I reacted this way because I didn’t know him or if it was simply because he was of the same sex. I just did it off of pure instincts and didn’t think twice about asking for more space between us. I believe if he was a girl I wouldn’t have asked for the extra space and would have more invited her into the circle. So I would say in a case of the same gender space is much appreciated and that girls tend to be much closer when they talk to one another. I watched movies such as, the notebook, p.s. I love you, and the breakup. By watching these few movies I would say that people also like to be closer around loved ones and mixed parties of people. Along with that they also tend to be a lot more up close and personal…
Anthropology: the study of the human species and its immediate ancestors.
It offers a broader view – a distinctive comparative, cross-cultural perspective.
Do more than study nonindustrial societies.
Seeks reliable explanations with reference to the material and physical world.
Unique blend of biological, social, cultural, linguistic, historical and contemporary perspectives.
Also linked to humanities.
A comparative science that now extends to all society: ancient and modern, simple and complex…
Introduction to Biological Anthropology!
In this course, you will learn about the field of biological anthology, a multidisciplinary, scientific discipline focusing on humans as a biological species. As such, we will be galloping through a number of different research areas dealing with the study of human biology and history. This means we will be moving quickly through the course material week to week. It is essential that you endeavor to stay up to date with the course material and…
each article we encounter a scholar,
limited and enabled by the state of
anthropological knowledge in her or his
time who is attempting to understand
cultural differences” (Moore: vii).
Last class: Edward Tylor and his
contribution to anthropology
Definition of culture and its properties
Rejection of biological racism
Unilineal evolution of humanity
Culture and its properties.
Concept of cultural survivals (as
proofs of historical evolution)…
Anthropology through development: Putting development practice into theory
Unlike previous readings, this particular article does not really focus on how anthropological theories might be put into practice in development, but rather, how development policy and practice might alter anthropology. Through personal experiences, Pollard and Street, found that working across the boundaries of both anthropology and development they were able to make connections which suggests that research and practice…
interview as a speech event, we see that it shares many features with the friendly conversation. In fact, skilled ethnographers often gather most of their data through participant observation and many casual, friendly conversations. They may interview people without their awareness, merely carrying on a friendly conversation while introducing a few ethnographic questions.
The process of ethnographic research places the ethnographer in to a matrix o f significant relationships. When researchers embark…
Fluidity of Forensic Anthropology.
Gender Norms & Racial Bias in the Study of the Modern "Forensic Anthropology"
Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of anthropology and its several subfields, including Biological Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology, in a legal setting. The adjective "forensic" refers to the application of this sub-field of science in judicial settings both criminal and civil.
The most frequent application of anthropology are physical anthropology and human biology…
Culture shock is a term used to explain “the shock, the confusion and insecurity that many
people feel when living in an unfamiliar culture” (text 34). It is usually described as the inability to grasp
thenew culture which, cause disruption in knowing what is right or wrong and in return, affects a
person’s view towards the society. Culture shocks affect immigrants. In my case, I experienced culture
shock when I immigrated to Canada which has different laws and many other ‘cultural features’…
Anthropology is the study of humans species and its immediate ancestors. Anthropology examines the origins of human existence from the past and present of human existence. Such as where did Homo sapiens originate? It explains the differences and similarities of different cultures throughout the world. The four different types of general Anthropology is Sociocultural which is when it explains social and cultural similarities and differences. Archaeological is when they reconstruct and interprets…
“Anthropologists At Work”
In the movie Anthropologists At Work the class learned about all the various careers of anthropology in the modern world. When I was younger I did not think about how differences in culture affect a specific human race. We live in a society that is so globally entwined, as the movie stated, it is important to be aware of anthropological culture and differences. Anthropologists At Work shows…