Overview of Cultural Anthropology

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Cultural Anthropology The nature of the culture: farming, hunting, gathering, fishing, cattle raising, industrialization etc. The uses and measures of wealth. Jamaica has a history of farming, hunting, gathering and fishing going back to colonial days. This is when the British colonized the country in order to provide them with a number of agricultural products they could sell on the world markets. The most notable include: sugar cane, coffee, bananas, yams, citrus fruits, vegetables and fish. As the country developed, is when industrialization began to occur. This took place with tourism becoming the most dominant industry. At the same time, there was a focus on bauxite, chemicals, paper, cement and textile production. These different areas are used to account for the majority of it exports. This is based upon figures illustrating where the majority of GDP growth is occurring. ("Jamaica") (Rogozinski) (Taylor) Geography and environmental limitations: climate, environmental stresses, hardships, and subsistence requirements. Jamaica has a tropical climate that is warm year round. The biggest environmental stresses are the damages the country will face are from June 1st to November 30th related to hurricanes and tropical storms. The biggest hardships are the continuing amounts of poverty, with this impacting nearly 70% of the nation. This means that many people are dependent upon remittances sent to them from their families abroad and the government is dependent upon
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