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s2020 Cultures of Europe Calendar
Friday, 22-Nov-2019 19:03:22 CST
Society for the Anthropology of Europe
Countries, Cultures, Regions, and Territories of Europe
Saturday, 23-Nov-2019 01:03:22 GMT
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Europa and the Bull
Nöel-Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726
- WebPages from the "Countries" pulldown menu above
- The UMD Library
- At UMD we have an excellent Writer’s Workshop located in the Learning Commons located on the second floor of the library. Check out their WebSite at http://www.d.umn.edu/writwork/main/index.html, and stop in and visit with Jill Jenson and her staff; you can also contact them at email@example.com.
- Anthropology Data Bases available at the UMD Library
- Videos (VC) at the UMD Library
- students returning from Study Abroad programs
- your own personal experiences
- people who are from the country
- people from the UMD Experts List
- professors who teach area courses
- geographical orientation
- maps available from the "Countries" pulldown menu above
- explain the pros and cons of the cultural metaphor chosen
- What's happening this week in ____________?
- check the online newspapers
- e.g., Thailand
- How is the country presented in the US news?
- check the local, regional and national papers
- What are the country's national symbols?
- historical profile of the country
- ". . . but only as it reflects cultural mind-sets, or the manner in which its members think, feel, and act; not a detailed history"
- economic profile of the country
- total lifestyle: work / leisure / home and time allocations to each of them
- "organization and perspective on work, such as a society's commitment to the work ethic, superior-subordinate relationships, and so on"
- demographic profile of the country
- political profile of the country
- social structure
- class structure (if appropriate)
- social differentiation (if appropriate)
- major ethnic groups (if any)
- roles and statuses of different members of a society
- power and social control
- law and legal systems
- marriage and kinship customs
- separation and divorce
- early socialization and family structure
- educational system
- language and communication
- national anthem, with lyrics
- small group behavior
- public behavior
- leisure pursuits and interests
- special ceremonies and rituals
- special traditions and the degree to which the established order is emphasized
- greeting behavior
- sports as a reflection of cultural values
- food and eating behavior
- rate of technological and cultural change
- aural space
- health and illness
- death and dying
- relationship with neighboring countries
- conflict management
- What are the major social problems in the country?
- any other categories that are appropriate
Chapter 1: Understanding Cultural Metaphors
Kluckholn and Strodtbeck note that each society has a dominant cultural orientation that can be described in terms of six dimensions (cf. text, pp. 8-9)
What do members of a society assume about the relationship between people, that is, should a person act in an individual manner or consider the group before taking action (individualism vs. collectivism or groupism, in terms of such issues as making decisions, conformity, and so forth)?
What is the primary mode of activity in a given society?
What is the conception of space in a given society?
What is the society’s dominant temporal orientation?
- 2020 Timothy G. Roufs
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