Culture is an incredible advantage that has allowed humans to enter almost every niche in nature. Â Using your notes from the Week 3 people watching assignment (attached), you will analyze your cultural observations through the eyes of an anthropologist. Â Be sure you download the attached worksheet (attached), fill it out, and submit it. Â Other formats (for example, a paper, will not be accepted). Â See the example (attached) of one people-watching activity that was analyzed using an anthropological concept and a source.
Using the provided worksheet, you will analyze your observations from Week 3:
Share four or more specific observations from your scene
Identify an anthropological concept that fits with each of these observations.Â
- What is an anthropological concept? Anthropological concepts are anthropological terms and ideas. Examples of some that we’ve studied include: ethnocentrism, ethnicity, reciprocity, kinship, language and communication. You should not use this exact list of four concepts and expect them to fit your observation.
- We’ve identified two credible online glossaries of anthropological concepts that might be helpful to you: Palomar Anthro Glossary and Open Anthropology Glossary.
Some terminology from class cannot be used as concepts for this assignment: the four subfields, methodology terms (participant observation, ethnography, etc.), or culture and society cannot be used as concepts that you observe and analyze.
- Define the concept (using a source- provide a citation and a reference)
Describe how it explains or fits your observation.