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Liminality

Similar to a rite of passage where individuals are in the space between the rite of passage begins and it ends. (separation before divorce analogy)
Turner

2

Social Drama

Disruptive period is like the liminal period, different phases of social drama
Example of a social drama is when the senior center in Number Our Days gets a new director, and big shifts in the community happen as a result.

3

Homo narrans

Phrase made up by turner in the forward of number of our days.
People live their lives in the context of the stories they tell themselves and share with others.

4

Ethnomedicine vs Biomedicine

Guest lecturer from Milken
Ethnomedicine- Chinese medicine or indigenas medicine
Biomedicine- western medicine
This class is bull shit

5

Survivors guilt

Barbara Myerhoff felt bad because she was a jew that moved to the US right before the holocaust

6

Living history

Living history classes in Number Our Days were meant to allow the senior citizens to share their stories and their own personal histories

7

Shtetl

Yiddish for little town
Ways of living and ways of organizing like the places in Eastern Europe(Pale of Settlement) of those who live in Venice Beach, CA

8

Globalization

Guest:
Uneven development
The unequal distribution of the benefits of globalization
Creates extreme wealth while also creating extreme poverty
40% of worlds pop is living in poverty

9

Development

Escobar:
Colombian scholar who came to the US.
Need to understand the colonialism in which the US was built upon before we can understand development

10

Global division of labor

Guest:
How is labor organized globally and who benefits from this organization. Exploitive labor practices ie resources in Latin America or Africa

11

Gold and Silver

Galeano:
exploit ivre labor in Latin America
Europe needed gold and silver, they came to Bolivia for it
exploitive labor etc...

12

Dependency theory

Galeano:
Despite the official end of colonialism, economic relationships are based around world powers extraction resources

13

Panela

Sweet Gathering Film:
Shows a sense of Postura to their colonial history by creating dependency on themselves instead of exploitation in their history.

14

neoliberalism

Guest:
Many believe that neoliberal policies promote uneven development to ensure the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

15

Structural violence

Farmer:
institutionalized imbalanced among people, usually separated by gender, class, or race. "the rich get richer at the expense of the poor, who get even poorer"

16

universal gaze

Ethnography of art:
The idea that anyone, anywhere in the world can see the same thing and identify it as art. Art has a universal expression and therefore a universal way it is viewed

17

Primitivism

Myers:
look up

18

Authenticity

Myers:
What is and what is not authentic? The Matrix we used in class to determine the value of art. It is problematic because if societies advance and globalize, are things they make now not authentic?

19

Postura

Profesora Wortham:
Defines indigenous media as a political movement of resistance. However, the classification of indigenous media is problematic because indigenous culture is so diverse.

20

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Strength:
demonstrations of strength that tell the story of the indigenous people's survival.
Bus drivers that face extreme dangers every day, risking their lives and the lives of others (the steering wheel falling off the bus)

21

social determinants of health

Guest lecturer from Milken:
Idea that geographic regions with more hospitals typically have less illness/disease due to the easier accessibility of medical resources

22

Making cultural visible

Wortham:
Culture is produced in a self-conscious way
it is always evolving
individuals play a role in shaping culture
Visible comes from indigenous people making visible narratives and realities that have been invisible due to western culture

23

Multiaxial models of suffering

Farmer:
Grouped with structural violence:
Race, gender, class
people experience a similar set of problems

24

Ritual

Durkheim:
religious rituals play a crucial role in combating anomie and addressing larger social dynamics of alienation and dislocation.

25

Kinship

Guest:
How families are constructed and perceived in different cultures.
Kinship diagrams:
-Males ar triangles
-Females are circles
-Married is =
etc...

26

Reflexivity

Guest:
A critical self-examination of the role the anthropologist plays and how they affect their fieldwork

27

Power

Mauss, Guest, Leon:
The ability or potential to bring about change through action or influence. Power is embedded into social categories, including race, gender, sex, class, ethnicity, and others.

28

Agency

Guest:
Freedom of choice in our institutions, values, symbols etc...
Symbols like the American Flag have no meaning until we actively place meaning onto them

29

Hegemony

Gramsci:
A state having influence and control over a region without using brute force

30

Sovereignty

Jessica Cattelino (high stakes):
Need to be recognized by other states
The Authority of a state to govern itself