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Read: Chapter 1: What is Anthropology? Chapter 1-What is Anthropology?.pdfView in a new window

Answer the following questions:

1. Define anthropology and define each of the four major subdisciplines.

2. What are the ways in which anthropology helps us understand human behavior?

Read Chapter 2: What is Culture? Chapter 2-What is Culture?.pdfView in a new window

Answer the following questions:

1. Define culture.

2. Describe the major characteristics of culture. Give three examples of how you use culture in your life.

3. How do we learn about culture?

4. Define ethnocentrism and cultural relativism.

5. What are some examples of cultural differences between other cultures (give an example) and the United States?

6. Give an example of a cultural difference you might encounter that you might look at from an ethnocentric perspective.

7. How could you look at this difference from a cultural relativist perspective?

Read “Miner, Horace. 1956 Body Ritual Among the Nacirema. American Anthropologist 58(3). miner_nacirema.pdfView in a new window

Answer the following questions:

1. Who are the Nacirema?

2. What do their strange rituals and taboos tell you about them?

3. What types of culture shock would you experience if you lived in this culture?