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Anthropology. The Study of Human Civilizations. What is Anthropology?. The study of humans in their environment The study of Perception and Values The study of Culture and Subcultures The study of Language The study of Stereotyping. Humans and Their Environment. Systems and how they work
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Anthropology The Study of Human Civilizations
What is Anthropology? • The study of humans in their environment • The study of Perception and Values • The study of Culture and Subcultures • The study of Language • The study of Stereotyping
Humans and Their Environment • Systems and how they work • Open class system • Closed class system • Interaction • Greenhouse effect • Biodegradable • Ecosystem
Perception and Values • Understand that value judgments are largely determined by culture • Culture affects our perceptions of people and situations
What is Culture? • Definition: the entire way a society lives and is organized. • No culture is original • Cultural diffusion and acculturation • Enculturation • Ethnocentrism • Cultural traits
Experiment What is American? Umbrella Railroad train Steam radiator Bathtub Towels Automobile • Apple pie • Pajamas • Clock • Soap • Necktie • Forks and spoons • Oranges • Cereal
American Culture • How has the American Culture Changed?
Subcultures and their function • Teenage subculture • What makes a subculture?
Language and Communication • How is language related to culture? • How does communication reflect a cultures values?
Stereotyping • What are the roles of men and women today? • What roles have changed?