Flashcards in Ch.1 Anthopology & Human Diversity Deck (14)
What is cultural anthropology?
The study of human societies and cultures
Considers culture, history, language, and biology to understand human society.
The 4 major sub-disciplines
The study of humankind from a biological perspective
Focuses on the reconstruction of past cultures based on their material remains
Focuses on the understanding of language and its relation to culture
The study of relationships among languages to better understand the history of those who speak them
The description of a society or culture
The application of anthropology to the solution of human problems
A study that attempts to capture what ideas and practices mean to members of a culture
A study that describes and analyzes culture according to principles and theories drawn from western scientific traditions
Judging other cultures from the perspective of another's own culture- one's own culture is superior to any other
People's values/customs must be understood in terms of the culture they are part of- looking at the culture as a whole