Yanomami and the blood of their ancestors
By: Hina Patel - 551634
The Yanomami live thousands of miles away from us and are a part of a completely different cultural society. They don't live in a society like ours in which there has been such a rapid development in technology and constant diversification. I believe it...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are truly no "high" or "low" art forms anymore. Historically, those who controlled through power, religion, or money could dictate who was to be considered as the best of the art world. Now, there is simply art, which symbolically communicates the ideas, beliefs, values...
What is cultural competence?
By: Jael Ravalyn
Why is Cultural Competence so high on the Health Care business priority list? Is it just a move by some politically correct agenda or is there truly any real benefit? Exploring an example of Cultural Competence at work may help: A cultural enclave in Texas...
Evolution theory and America's crisis in education
By: James Bowles - 448482
Date line August 25th, 2009, a feature article on CNN reads: "U.S. students fall behind international counterparts in math and science .." The article goes on to say that in math U.S. students placed in the bottom quarter of the countries that participated...
The role of dance within native American cultures
By: Wendy R.
Native American dance is not only a form of entertainment and enjoyment, but is also spiritual in nature. Native Americans often use dance as a way to get closer to the natural world. Native American dances can also be healing dances, warrior dances, or some...
What is cultivation theory in reference to the media?
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
Cultivation Theory is one of the most interesting social theories to have explored the impact of media on society. Attributed to Professors George Gerbner and Larry Gross of the University of Pennsylvania, the cultivation theory historically examines the role of television in American society. It...
By: G E Barr
The Anthropologist Margaret Meade, like her mother, Emily Fogg Meade, enjoyed watching people. Studying them, their way of life and their culture. Emily Fogg Meade was a sociologist who "studied" Italian immigrants. So, Margaret grew up with a rather scientific perspective on human beings, only...
Explaining the anthropology of race
By: Charles Loveless
Pitfalls of Race Race, in it's self does not denote biological differences, but cultural and social differences. There are many theories out there that speak of multi-evolutionary lines of development, and more. Recently there are attempts to trace mitochondrialDNA factors to the roots of human...
Eastern Africa: Home to the first Hominids
By: Chris Pine
Tracing the origins of man is a favorite activity among anthropologists and archaeologists. Although they have now found hundreds of fossils of our ancestors, they still argue over where the original home of the first hominids was actually located. Originally, it was believed that the...
What is cultural competence?
By: Jim McGrath
In order to begin any discussion on cultural competence, one must look backwards and analyze the behaviors of previous generations. While working to best understand why people act a certain way in the present, it is necessary to study the behaviors and actions of...

 

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