By Raymond Scupin, Christopher R. DeCorse
Societal association and Globalization in Anthropology
Anthropology introduces scholars to the 4 fields of anthropology. It integrates historic, organic, archaeological, and worldwide methods with ethnographic info to be had from all over the world. also, details is drawn from either vintage and up to date study within the box and displays the present state of the art realizing of social and cultural changes.
utilizing an utilized point of view, Anthropology demonstrates how anthropologists use study suggestions and techniques to assist resolve useful difficulties, hence displaying scholars how anthropology is correct to enhancing human societies.
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Extra resources for Anthropology: A Global Perspective (7th Edition)
Yet, ethnographic and crosscultural research in anthropology demonstrates that such culturally constituted knowledge is not as general as we might think. This research indicates that as humans, we are not born with this knowledge. Such knowledge tends to vary both among different societies and among different groups within the same society. Popular perceptions about other cultures have often been based on ethnocentric attitudes. Ethnocentrism is the practice of judging another society by the values and standards of one’s own society.
This process makes the scientific method much more effective than other means of acquiring knowledge. Anthropology and the Humanities The scientific method is not the only means used by anthropologists to study different societies and cultures. Anthropologists also employ a more humanistic-interpretive approach as they study cultures. Think of this analogy. When botanists examine a flower, they attempt to understand the different components of the plant within a scientific framework; they analyze the biochemical and issues in health care and agricultural programs and about the importance of linking local, national, and global dimensions of human and environmental crises.
For example, given the increasingly multicultural and international focus of today’s world, students preparing for careers in business, management, marketing, or public service may find it advantageous to have some anthropology courses on their résumés. The concepts and knowledge gleaned from anthropology may enable students to find practical applications for dealing with issues of cultural and ethnic diversity and multiculturalism on a daily basis. Similarly, policy makers in federal, state, and local governments may find it useful to have an understanding of historic preservation issues and cultural resource management concerns.
Anthropology: A Global Perspective (7th Edition) by Raymond Scupin, Christopher R. DeCorse