Reading Report #2 Clifford Geertz, “Deep Play: Notes on a Balinese Cockfight” *Answers to Reading Report question are intended to guide your explorations for your essay. Each answer should be a paragraph length (about 5-6 sentences). 1. How is this essay constructed? Describe the parts of the piece (and how many, etc.) Provide brief descriptions of the work that each part is doing and how it goes about doing it. “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight” is divided into eight or nine sections, each
anthropology that deals with “human culture [especially] with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology” (1998:282). Anthropology, when broken down, simply means the study of man (anthropos: man and ology: study). The word culture comes from the Latin word “colere,” which means to cultivate, or to worship. When you understand the meaning of the word, it provides you with a better understanding of what the word represents. Culture is something people create
There is an appallingly long standing history of white supremacy in this world, embedded in the anglo-saxon cultures of Britain, France, and The United States. Past and some present leaders of these nations claimed that their Christianity and invincible military powers gave them the inherent right and obligation to conquer and manage the world. Whiteness was considered a direct assertion of superiority and with this racial superiority came a mission. In the late 19th century, the British and Americans
Stohs, Alexandra Dr. Barbra Erickson Anth. 480 December 10, 2014 Gregory Bateson and his Quest to Unify our Minds Introduction: Thesis and introduce good old Gregory…1/2 page Gregory Bateson was an anthropologist, psychoanalyst, and cybernetics who contributed to multiple subfields within anthropology along with other fields in the social sciences. Bateson never completely settled into one field, but rather, he synthesized his knowledge to incorporate it into his epistemology and methodologies.
other cultures and travel to exotic locations, and I knew to do that knew I had to step out of my comfort zone and select a trip where I knew nothing about. It turns out selecting Bali for my CCE was the right choice. This trip allowed us to completely immerse into the culture for two weeks, and allowed us to take time to learn it alongside each other. In those two weeks, I learned that Balinese culture is a culture very different from our own, and experiencing it was an enormous culture shock.
What is the relationship between culture and meanings? What does Geertz suggest? Answer: Culture and meaning are associated closely to each other as per the experiences of the human beings. Every human being tries to evaluate his own meaning through his personal experience and share them with others. This is how the culture starts coming into being. Clifford Geertz suggests that the human beings are actually forced to evaluate their experiences and frame a culture so that others can follow. This
and abnormal has been highly debated among anthropologists and psychologists alike. Anthropologist Ruth Benedict states that normality is the general way a culture lives and abnormality is simply a deviance from these patterns (Benedict: 1934 1). An instance of this would be the controversial topic of homosexuality, Benedict studied many cultures who had differing viewpoints on homosexuality, with one giving homosexuals a higher ranking and another viewing them as deplorable, research such as these
how one may perceive other cultures was by describing American culture differently. The unfamiliarity allows an outsider perspective; it increases the ability to see the strange in the familiar. Cultures have different notion of what is normal and what is strange. The use of parallel structure displays how we may view cultures that do not abide the same norms and shows the ethnocentrism. American culture is not as normal, as it seems, therefore we should respect the cultures outside of our own. The
Those kind of discriminations are what Taylor calls ‘strong evaluation’; the evaluation not only for “the objects in the light of our desires, but also the desires themselves” (Ibid, p.66). The strong evaluation as well as the subject-referring imports as a basis of such evaluation are strongly affective on human beings and their respective lives. To evaluate and classify into good/bad, higher/lower, or any other categories means to identify “what it is we really are about, what is really important
support this assumption, Margaret Mead offers logos in the form of the example of the Balinese culture compared to other cultures. In the Balinese culture two people who are involved in a serious argument may officially register their argument in the temple of their gods. However, many other cultures of the world have no knowledge of this practice. Since they do not know of this method of argument, these other cultures do not officially register their arguments before the center of their religious beliefs