Imagine not being able to form new memories. This is the reality of patients with anterograde amnesia face. Although this form of amnesia is rare, it can result from severe….
Why is culture so difficult to define? Discuss using Minkov’s article as guideline. Conclude whether culture in general is a problem or panacea?
Answer three of the following seven questions. Be specific and detail-oriented. Use proper
anthropological terminology. Limit your essays to 500 words each.
Why is culture so difficult to define? Discuss using Minkov’s article as guideline. Conclude
whether culture in general is a problem or panacea?
Gilbert Harman discussed two approaches to studying language: “language is used primarily in
thought” and “language is used primarily in communication.” Explain the difference using
Define power and identify its various sources. Briefly describe the systems of governance that
you have learned about this semester. Use examples.
How can we depoliticize ethnicity? Use the T. H. Eriksen’s conditions for peaceful coexistence
as a framework.
James G. Matlock said: “Absence of organized religion is no longer taken to indicate absence of
religious sensibility…” How do you understand these words? Explain using examples. Will
religion survive the Twenty-first century? Use Levy and Razin’s arguments in your reasoning.
Elaborate on the following statement: “Though it is true that if one considers all societies over
the course of human existence as a whole, cultural evolution has tended to proceed from the
simple to the complex, it is a mistake to believe that all societies pass smoothly or uniformly in
this direction. And it is also a mistake to equate increasing complexity with progress or with
“improved” adaptation.” Use examples.
Social (cultural) constructs are common in all cultures. Discuss social constructs and assess
how significant they are to the creation of cultural patterns. Use examples