The Auca indians
By: William Cobbs
About fifty years ago, I was recuperating from an insignifcant illness, and very restless in my Chicago apartment bed. Reading the Wall-Street Journal, I came upon a small ad: HUGE LANDSITES FOR SALE IN BRAZIL. I phoned the given number, and found that the Brazilian...
Kenneth Good and the Yanomami
By: William Dusenberry
Abuses of Anthropological Research Methodology resulting from Kenneth Good's Yanomami "study"Since the time that Ken Good began teaching at New Jersey City University (NJCU) in 1992, I have continuously objected to his having been hired - because it was clear that the sole reason for...
Anthropology: Intro to the concept of culture
By: Shah-Kapoor
My love affair with anthropology!I spent 3 years studying a population via the use of anthropological field methods. Here, I want to talk particularly about the struggles I faced in the process, and the advantages of being a native in the culture I studied...
Assessing population integration models: Mosaic vs. melting pot
By: Calsue Murray
MuttsMy siblings and I have been thought of as: "mutts;" "mongrels;" "misfits;" or "miss-be-gotten" breeds.We are native-born Americans who happen to be a mixture of African-American, Native-American and European-American descent. We and millions of folks like us empathize with President-Elect Obama...
By: Krystle Hernandez
Studies have shown that female primates, with proper stimulation, are capable of physical responses that human beings interpret as orgasm. Although there has been no conclusive evidence to indicate what relationship their capacity for orgasm has to their sexual relations in the wild, some theorists...
By: Krystle Hernandez
When individuals become adults, men and women differentiate themselves from each other. Males and females are about 10% dimorphic. In other words, there are only slight differences between then, other than (of course) the genitalia. Some of these differences include the distribution of fat pads...
Creation and inhibition of community formation
By: Paul Anyaibe
The role of Interpersonal communication in Creation and inhibition of human community formationThe term community could be described as "a group of people having a common interest and living together in a geographical setting within the context of a larger society'.From the above it...
The importance of ethnography in media research
By: Jennie Mc Donald
In his article The River would Run Red with Blood', Larry Taylor attempts to understand and put forward the answer to what appears to modern society to be a puzzling question. He is doing ethnographic research into an economically depressed area in Donegal; a community...
Creation and inhibition of community formation
By: RNH Nello
Communities are not a singular entity. They come in all shapes and sizes and are made up of all different types of people.To a large degree community viability is determined by the communication which occurs between its members and how they perceive their personal...
The inductive approach to cultural anthropology
By: Billy B. Bob
Franz Boas: Historical Particularism and the Concept of RaceFranz Boas (1858-1942) relied upon historical particularism to guide his thinking in regard to culture. Herbert Spencer and Lewis Morgan, on the other hand, focused on unilineal evolutionism. The differences between these opposing viewpoints in anthropology are...

 

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