Flashcards in Final Deck (30):
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)
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.
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.
Ethnomedicine vs Biomedicine
Guest lecturer from Milken
Ethnomedicine- Chinese medicine or indigenas medicine
Biomedicine- western medicine
This class is bull shit
Barbara Myerhoff felt bad because she was a jew that moved to the US right before the holocaust
Living history classes in Number Our Days were meant to allow the senior citizens to share their stories and their own personal histories
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
The unequal distribution of the benefits of globalization
Creates extreme wealth while also creating extreme poverty
40% of worlds pop is living in poverty
Colombian scholar who came to the US.
Need to understand the colonialism in which the US was built upon before we can understand development
Global division of labor
How is labor organized globally and who benefits from this organization. Exploitive labor practices ie resources in Latin America or Africa
Gold and Silver
exploit ivre labor in Latin America
Europe needed gold and silver, they came to Bolivia for it
exploitive labor etc...
Despite the official end of colonialism, economic relationships are based around world powers extraction resources
Sweet Gathering Film:
Shows a sense of Postura to their colonial history by creating dependency on themselves instead of exploitation in their history.
Many believe that neoliberal policies promote uneven development to ensure the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor
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"
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
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?
Defines indigenous media as a political movement of resistance. However, the classification of indigenous media is problematic because indigenous culture is so diverse.
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)
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
Making cultural visible
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
Multiaxial models of suffering
Grouped with structural violence:
Race, gender, class
people experience a similar set of problems
religious rituals play a crucial role in combating anomie and addressing larger social dynamics of alienation and dislocation.
How families are constructed and perceived in different cultures.
-Males ar triangles
-Females are circles
-Married is =
A critical self-examination of the role the anthropologist plays and how they affect their fieldwork
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.
Freedom of choice in our institutions, values, symbols etc...
Symbols like the American Flag have no meaning until we actively place meaning onto them
A state having influence and control over a region without using brute force