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Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
Italy
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Nepal
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
U.S.A.
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
"
Vietnam

Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia

 

Main Characteristics
of
American Anthropology

1.

four fields characterize American Anthropology

  • Archaeology
  • Biocultural Anthropology
  • Cultural / Social Anthropology
  • Linguistics
2.

culture: as a primary concept

  • learned
  • shared
  • transmitted from generation to generation
  • based on symbols
  • integrated
3. comparative methods: as major approaches to the study of human behavior development and structure
4.

holism: or the study of "humankind" as a whole, as a primary goal of anthropology

    • The approach used in this class emphasizes the "holistic" anthropological view which combines observations of "culture" and behavior with considerations of the physical and developmental aspects of humans.
5. fieldwork: as a primary research technique, involving “participant observation”

 

"Anthropology and Its Parts"
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