The anthropology cultural show and tell assignment provided me with a new aspect of my culture. It was nice to be able to read up and learn new culture beliefs that I have never heard of before. This assignment allowed me to learn interesting and strange cultural beliefs and behaviors towards superstitions. When researching some examples of Caribbean superstitions, I was shocked and surprised with some of the results. Some of the things that I came across had me thinking that people are "crazy" and "weird" if they still practice these customs or behaviors in Jamaica or different parts of the Caribbean. A recent discussion with my grandma helped confirm that people do in fact have continuing superstition: from pregnancy and childbirth, to good luck and fortune and even ghosts and death. She herself, believes in many superstitions. Being able to talk to my grandmother as a source was great because she was able to give me precise details about why she believes in superstitions, and gave examples of times where she has performed certain customs. I personally do not believe in these beliefs and customs, nor do my parents. Both my parents moved to Canada from Jamaica when they were in their twenties'. I believe that my parents were exposed to these customs and beliefs, but when they immigrated to Canada, their views changed on the topic based on the way things are done. The information was never mentioned or passed on from parents to me and my sibling until the day I started…
Huaorani of Equador
ANT101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Instructor: Michael King
November 12, 2012
1. Introduction of culture
In the Amazon area of Ecuador located in South America, the Huaorani people exist. Their tribes are foragers and are also known as Waorani. These tribes are a traveling community and are also warring tribes that tend to spear other people spontaneously during disagreements and…
4 April 2014
Wolf Wolf ! I was in the pet market buying food for my dog when I heard a dog barking outside . I looked around to see where my dog is , but I didn’t find him . I realized that the dog barking was my dog , so I ran quickly to get him when I saw my dog coming towards me with a bone in his mouth . Since I am a Forensic Anthropologist , I recognized something weird about the bone . I visualized…
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…
Introduction to Visions of Culture
“In 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…
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gatherers today: A socioeconomic study of eleven such cultures in the twentieth
century (pp. 326—368). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
Nowak, B. & Laird, P. (2010). Cultural Anthropology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint
Education Inc. Retreived from http:// content.ashford.edu/ebook
Western Pacific (1922) by Bronislaw Malinowski.
For more than a century anthropologists have struggled with understanding the various roles human culture plays in meeting the needs of individuals and the needs of society, and the relationship between these two. Bronislaw Malinowski (1884–1942) originated the school of social anthropology known as functionalism. Malinowski argued that culture functioned to meet the needs of individuals rather…
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…
“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…