Anthropology

Prepare for the Sierra Nevada Brewery Sustainability Fieldtrip by: Making sure you have signed the electronic waiver (an e-mail was sent out previously from the University requesting your consent).Signing up on Blackboard for which tour session you are planning on going on: Thursday at 10, Friday at 9, or Friday at 10. In your Activity Reading response, please mention (again) which session you are planning on going to.

After reading Farmer et al. Global Health Priorities for the Early Twenty-First Century.Highlight what you think are the top 3 improvements in the past decades with regard to global health.List and describe five areas that you think are most critical moving forward in improving global health.

 

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Anthropology

What does it mean to be a ‘refugee’? Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman
write that the ‘refugee no longer shares in the sovereignty of country where
[s/]he is persecuted and yet does not share in that of his [or her] country of
arrival from which [s/]he hopes for protection’ (The Empire of Trauma, p.
254). In considering ‘refugee-ness’ you could consider questions such as
trauma and testimony; the political tensions surrounding asylum seeking,
demonization; victimhood and agency. This is not an exhaustive list, and you
do not have to cover all of these issues. Refer to real world examples in your
response.

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Anthropology

Please answer the following questions in 2 double-spaced pages with a one-inch margin and Times New Roman font. Read the question carefully as there are many different parts to the questions that will require answers.

Essay Prompt
You are an anthropologist who has arrived at a new, previously undiscovered area of the world. The environment is very cold, at a high altitude, low oxygen or hypoxic environment, and has exposure to radiation. You can tell that there have been people living here for many generations but have not encountered them yet. Using what you have learned from class lecture and our book, describe at least two traits that they would likely make/have to this environmental setting for each of the four types of human adaptations (cultural, physiological, genetic, and developmental). Additionally, briefly explain why this example of human trait does not support the concept of race (classifying people into several sharply divided groups base on physical traits like skin color or facial features) and why clines are a better tool for understanding human variation.

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Anthropology

Alfred Kroeber, a student of Franz Boas, is a pivotal figure in early 20th century American anthropology.He is known for his work with contemporary Native American nations, particularly his work with Ishi, a Yahi-Yana Indian who Kroeber and his research partner and wife Theodora Kroeber termed the “last wild Indian in North America” and who researchers at the time claimed was the last “Yahi Indian.”Ishi was one of a few survivors of a massacre of his band, and, starving, he came a white town in 1911 seeking food. He was taken to a University of California San Francisco museum, where he met

Alfred Kroeber and the anthropological linguist Edward Sapir (who you may remember from our discussion of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis). He spent the rest of his days working as a janitor and participating in research with Alfred Kroeber, Sapir, and others. When he died in 1916, over Alfred Kroeber’s objections, other University of California museum officials had him dissected, his brain sent to the Smithsonian. In 1999, his brain was returned to his relatives in the Redding Rancheria and the Pit River Tribe (both part of the larger YahiYani Nation) for burial. See the Timeline of Ishi’s contact with non-indigenous people.

Answer below in APA format:
Why would Kroeber feel there was benefit from working with Ishi? What benefits, if any, were there to Ishi? What do you think anthropologists should do to ensure vulnerable research subjects,such as survivors of massacres, are protected and have real options regarding how or if research is conducted on them? Why do you think Ishi’s story is framed as that of the “last wild Indian” or the last of his tribe? Some theorists have argued that colonialism-and in turn anthropology-rely on defining rigid categories of Us and Others, emphasizing the differences between the categories and dehumanizing “Others,” treating them by different standards than we apply to “Us.” Do you think this was the case in the research on Ishi?

 

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Anthropology

Please answer the following questions in 2 double-spaced pages with a one-inch margin and Times New Roman font. Read the question carefully as there are many different parts to the questions that will require answers.

Essay Prompt
You are an anthropologist who has arrived at a new, previously undiscovered area of the world. The environment is very cold, at a high altitude, low oxygen or hypoxic environment, and has exposure to radiation. You can tell that there have been people living here for many generations but have not encountered them yet. Using what you have learned from class lecture and our book, describe at least two traits that they would likely make/have to this environmental setting for each of the four types of human adaptations (cultural, physiological, genetic, and developmental). Additionally, briefly explain why this example of human trait does not support the concept of race (classifying people into several sharply divided groups base on physical traits like skin color or facial features) and why clines are a better tool for understanding human variation.

 

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Anthropology

In God Grew Tired of Us, we see three Sudanese refugees adapt to life in the United States. In the process, we see the U.S. — and the many elements of everyday life we have become used to as residents of the country — through a fresh set of eyes, and discover just how disorienting it can be to people who are used to a very different situation.
Write 1 to 2 pages (double-spaced, 1” margins, size 12 font, etc.) reflecting on something that surprised you about Panther, John, and Daniel’s experiences. Did you realize that something you had taken for granted in your everyday life could be confusing for someone unfamiliar with it? Did you notice any unexpected “culture clashes” that made Panther, John, and Daniel’s lives in the U.S. more difficult?

 

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In a 3-5 page written assignment, answer the following questions.Define evolution (use textbook and/or Lesson).  Discuss what evolution is in terms of physical anthropology.  Discuss how physical anthropologists examine/investigate evolution .Find at least one outside source related to your answer for Question 2 (e.g. the genome project for DNA).  Conduct original research, do not use the genome project because that example is given in class.  Describe the source and how it connects physical anthropology with the study of evolution.Choose a second subfield of anthropology (cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, or archaeology).Discuss how an anthropologist in this second subfield studies evolution.*Remember, evolution can apply to both physical and societal changes, so things like language and customs can evolve just as much as bodies and brains can.
Discuss how an anthropologist from your chosen subfield examines/investigates evolution (e.g. an archaeologist may look at how tools have changed through time, and what has caused that change).Find at least one outside source related to your answer for Question Conduct original research, do not use tool evolution because that example is given in class.  Describe the source and how it connects your second subfield of anthropology with the study of evolution.Discuss how the study of evolution between physical anthropology and your chosen subfield compare and contrast.Conclude by discussing one new piece of information you learned about evolution.

 

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Anthropology

Professor ask us write a paper about a social situation in a specific location, he said somewhere like qualcomm stadium which in where we at( san diego), but not has to be that big places. He asked the paper should be write in 4 parts: place,people,activity,methods. for place, the whole enviorment like the floor, lighting(maybe), the details of the place. for people should specificly mention their gender,age,clothing,behavior and so on. for activity should write in present tense, use some anthropology terms would be great. for the method, professor said is how you collect the data. By the way, our textbook is Cultural anthropology by Nanda Warms

 

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Anthropology

Professor ask us write a paper about a social situation in a specific location, he said somewhere like qualcomm stadium which in where we at( san diego), but not has to be that big places. He asked the paper should be write in 4 parts: place,people,activity,methods. for place, the whole enviorment like the floor, lighting(maybe), the details of the place. for people should specificly mention their gender,age,clothing,behavior and so on. for activity should write in present tense, use some anthropology terms would be great. for the method, professor said is how you collect the data.

 

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Anthropology

Analyze the three of the articles selected from the class reader, Conformity and Conflict, Custom Ed., by Spradley and shakespeare in the Bush by Laura Bohannan (Article 3) Mothers Love: Death Without Weeping, by Scheper-Hughes (Article 15)Family and Kinship in village india by David McCurdy (Article 16)Define the basic facts of the article- the “who, what, where, when, and why” of the article. When you discuss “why”,you should be consider the research purpose of the article – in other words, why the research is taking place and what the researcher hopes to learn. (up to three paragraphs).Discuss and critique the fieldwork itself, as carried out by the anthropologist. Consider whether the anthropologist:makes a good use of informants, deals with gatekeepers, appropriately, practices participant observation effectively and generally does sensible things in relation to his or her study of culture,shows any signs of ethnocentrism, naive realism, being culture bound, or being in culture shock.You can include quotes, and reference the source of each statement by page and paragraph number.Use specific details in the article, either general descriptive details regarding the culture or interpretive comments by the anthropologist to discuss how each of the article manifests evidence of at least 3 of the following theoretical perspectives:
– Interpretivism
– Structuralism/Stucturism
– Cultural Materialism
– Individual Agency
– Biological Determinism (or Sociobiology)
– Cultural Contructionism
– Feminism
For Part 3, you should discuss:
-Include a comprehensive thesis statement in its first paragraph.
– in total, be at least one third of the full length of each essay.
– include a convincing argument for each of the three perspectives you choose, based on details from the article.
– include at least one quote(short or long) from each article for each perspective you choose.

 

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Anthropology

“Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” is an effort by the USDA to develop and strengthen local food systems. Please explore their website (below) including reading their mission statement, programs and services, and look for local projects (check out Chico and/or your home town/region). Then write a response of about two paragraphs summarizing what you have learned about the program, and its potential value in light of what you are reading in Bodley Chapter 4. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=KNOWYOURFARMER C: After reading Bodley Chapter 4, please answer the following questions: In just a few sentences describe what the “Malthusian Dilemma” is. “Population growth, subsistence intensification, and increasing social complexity are so interrelated that it is not easy to decide which process most influences the structure of a food system” (p. 165). Explain what this means and support it with examples from the chapter. What are some “adverse side effects” of the evolutionary “progress” of food systems? Hartman and Boyce studied in Bangladeshi in the 1970s, and wrote (as quoted in Bodley, p. 172) “Hunger in Bangladesh is neither natural nor inevitable. Its causes are deeply rooted, but they are man-made.”. Use what you now know about Bangladesh to explain this statement.

 

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Anthropology

Based on the audio lecture “The Nature of Human Biological Variation.” your reading of chapter 12. and the video of the lecture by Dr. Joe Lorenz answer the following – Why do most anthropologists feel that “human races” make little sense as biology but need to be understood as an aspect of culture? (Be certain to discuss exactly what you mean by the word “race” and include a discussion of the following concepts in your essay: clinal. non-concordance. polymorphic and polytypic variation. and the low genetic diversity of Homo sapiens. As well as additional pertinent material).

 

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The Dobe Ju/’hoansi

The first 3 pages should be a summary of the reading material and the last page should be a Critique of the study itself. Use some of the information learned to write critique. Is this a participant or observer study? How well did the anthropologists shed his/her ethnocentric tendencies when particular people? What were the taboos of this tribe? What was the religious, economic, economic and political structure of the tribe? What was the basic structure of the ethnographic study itself?

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