Nanda and Warms, Bodley, Lee Study Guide

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Anthropology 03

Readings-
Nanda and Warms: Chapters 1-3,5
Bodley: Chapters 1-2
Lee: entire book (including Appendix A and B)

Videos:
“First Contact”
“Bushmen of the Kalahari”
“N!ai”

Topics:
Concept of culture- The learned, symbolic, at least partially adaptive and ever-changing patterns of behavior and meaning shared by members of a group.
- Almost all behavior is learned
- Cultural norms and values are shared by people
- All Cultures change
Pidgin English- A simplified language that develops as a means of communication between two or more groups of people that do not have a language in common. (Masta- John Marshall, Bird- Airplane)
- Pidgins develop when people who speak different languages come together.
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They said that they finally have a white man of their own and why did it take so long for him to get there. They expected good things like gifts, and requested that if he have anything to give, give it to only them.

Foraging and consequences- The Dobe were known to be hunters and gatherers and pursued their way of life without agriculture and hardly any domesticated animals
They had to travel long distances to collect food as well as find animals to hunt. Once a hunted animal was hit, they had to track it. Because food was scarce, the Dobe people shared whatever food was collected with everyone.

“Local knowledge” (Of Environment)- Dobe people know how to hunt and track animals. They know what to eat and what not to eat as well as how to get water. They also know at what times its best do things because climate is crucial

Importance of kinship- Kinship is the central organizing principle of societies.
- Only a short list of names for both men and women.
- Names are inherited from ancestors and every child must be named for somebody
- Children cannot be named after parents
- Nicknames (Short, Tall)
- Wii shows how a supposedly rigid family system can be flexible and allow change.

Reciprocity- They share with everyone because it enhances their chances of

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