ANT 101 Week 1 Vocabulary & Concepts

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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (GSF2013A)

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ANT 101 Week 1 Vocabulary & Concepts

Question 1
Which of the following is an example of an emic statement about Native Americans?
Question 2
According to your textbook, cultural relativism is exactly the same as moral relativism
Question 3
Your Final Research Paper will consist of two parts, which are
Question 4
For your Final Research Paper, you should avoid ethnocentrism. Which of the following is an example of a statement you should include in your paper?
Question 5
In remote villages in the Himalayas, the practice of polyandry, or having multiple husbands, works as a form of birth control. The land can only support a limited number of people, so from their perspective, it makes sense for women to marry multiple men in order to limit the number of children who are born. Monogamy or polygyny (men having multiple wives) would lead to an explosion in the population, but with polyandry, the wife can only have so many children, no matter how many husbands she has.
Question 6
For your Final Research Paper, you will demonstrate a perspective of cultural relativism throughout your writing. Which of the following is an example of a statement you should not include in your paper?
Question 7
According to your textbook, “Contrary to a popular misconception in the West, homosexuality is not universally stigmatized. Based on the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample of 186 societies, Crapo (1995) found that only 31% of people stigmatized homosexual behavior, while the remainder either considered homosexual experimentation to be a normal developmental phase of preadult life (38%), accepted committed adult same-sex relationships as an alternative form of marriage (18%), or even required same-sex relationships among all males during a period that preceded their being permitted to marry heterosexually (12%)” (Crapo, 2013, p.161). In America, the historical stigmatization of homosexuality is a product of
Question 8
When describing your own culture from an etic perspective for your Final Research Paper, you should
Question 9
For your Final Research Paper, you will use an article by Miner entitled Body Ritual among the Nacirema. The following is a quotation from this article, “The Nacirema have an almost pathological horror of and fascination with the mouth, the condition of which is believed to have a supernatural influence on all social relationships. Were it not for the rituals of the mouth, they believe that their teeth would fall out, their gums bleed, their jaws shrink, their friends desert them, and their lovers reject them. They also believe that a strong relationship exists between oral and moral characteristics. For example, there is a ritual ablution of the mouth for children which is supposed to improve their moral fiber” (Miner, 1956, p.504).
Question 10
Which of the following is an example of an etic statement about Americans? ANT 101 Week 1 Vocabulary & Concepts

 

 

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