Based on symbols

Culture is… “that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” Sir Edward Tylor, 1871 Characteristics of culture: Shared Learned Based on symbols Integrated/Patterned Dynamic From the video clip, “500 Nations VIII, Attack on a Culture”, identify and label… Continue reading Based on symbols

What does this article reveal about “perspective”?

Read the article H. Miner (1956) BODY RITUAL AMONG THE NACIREMA Before submission, refer to the discussion tips and discussion board rubric. Initial Post due Be sure to label your responses accordingly (e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c, etc) a. In your own words, briefly summarize (in 3-5 sentences) the article. 1b. Look up any words you… Continue reading What does this article reveal about “perspective”?

Emile durkheim, “the elementary forms of religious life,” in a reader in the anthropology of religion, ed. michael lambek.

Issues and Historical Roots of the Study of Religion: February 10 Fiona Bowie, “Theories and Controversies,” in Anthropology of Religion, ed. Bowie. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2000, pp. 1-37. Emile Durkheim, “The Elementary Forms of Religious Life,” in A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion, ed. Michael Lambek. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publisher, 2002, pp. 34-49. Edward… Continue reading Emile durkheim, “the elementary forms of religious life,” in a reader in the anthropology of religion, ed. michael lambek.

Can sex be used for pleasure and recreation without procreation and reproduction and if so, who gets to make this decision?

Prompt: Historically, sex was used for procreation and reproductive purposes that should have been enacted by only people who are married. In your opinion, does this ideology still apply in modern-day society? Are people having sex today for these exact purposes or do they have sex for other reasons? Can sex be used for pleasure… Continue reading Can sex be used for pleasure and recreation without procreation and reproduction and if so, who gets to make this decision?

Must be 250 words

After reading Introduction and Chapter 1, think about the concept of “essentialism”, the concept that everyone within a group (usually an out-group) shares the same characteristics or qualities. The author goes on to discuss how the differences between us are not usually natural but rather created through biases in society. Please review that part of… Continue reading Must be 250 words