Post-Modernism in Today’s Modern World

Within the fieldwork of post-modernism theory states that the individual’s own experience can never be replicated, also-known-as the crisis of replicability. Take for instance the image featured above of the blind men who are feeling each a different part of the elephant. Each man feels, smells, hears something different the person next to him. ThisContinue reading “Post-Modernism in Today’s Modern World”

Moana, Malinowski and British Structural-functionalism

There are many names for the theory that focuses more on the practices that support or express social relationships in situations, this theory is British Structural-functionalism or Hyphenated functionalism. British Structural-functionalism was introduced through the work of Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown. Malinowski focused on long-term, highly detailed fieldwork and redetected the idea of evolutionary states andContinue reading “Moana, Malinowski and British Structural-functionalism”

Through the Looking Eyes

As we discuss anthropological theory we have on particular lenses that help us perceive our world around us. In order to perceive the theories and cultures we are immersing ourselves in we have to practice cultural relativism, not our standard bias of ethnocentrism.  Cultural relativism can be defined as the practice of perceiving another’s culture within their through their own eyes, not your own culture’s eyes. Unlike, ethnocentrism where we perceive another’s culture throughContinue reading “Through the Looking Eyes”

Walt Disney Meets Fredrik Barth

  The end of the semester is upon us once again and so naturally, procrastination has begun to distract me from studying. Instead of changing my procrastination habits to stop watching Netflix and to work harder, I decided to work smarter. While streaming Netflix and trying to find something to watch, I decided on Disney’sContinue reading “Walt Disney Meets Fredrik Barth”

Weber and his Possible Obsession with Shoes and Inspirational Quotes

  Though I am unsure of the origin of the sayings, I remember my mother always quoting things like “until you walk a mile in another person’s shoes”. And now aside from my mother, when I hear or read something similar, I think Weber. Maybe this is the reason I felt a likeness towards hisContinue reading “Weber and his Possible Obsession with Shoes and Inspirational Quotes”

A Word Cloud based on today’s lecture on 19th century social evolutionists

http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/4735833/19th_century_evolutionists_in_Anthropological_Theory_lecture_January_2012 Sorry, I couldn’t upload the picture, there was no ‘save image’ feature.