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ASH ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 1 Foraging
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Answer one of the following four questions posed by Nowak and Laird, in Cultural
Anthropology, at the very end of Chapter 3:
a. What can we learn from studying foraging societies? Is there anything we can learn
regarding our relationship to the environment, or our family members, for example?
b. What is the ethnographic present? Do you think that the use of the ethnographic present
in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy is appropriate, or do you think Lee's criticisms are
c. Do you think the view of many anthropologists (pre–1970s) that men's hunting activities
are more highly valued than women's gathering activities is a culturally biased perspective
based on Eurocentric notions that men are the family "breadwinners"? Do you think this
view is outdated (based both on more recent ethnographic information and changes in
d. An Inuit mother has just given birth to a baby. She has a one–year–old baby still
dependent on her milk. It is the season of food scarcity, which means the mother is not as
well nourished as she could be. She and her husband decide that their older child is a
higher priority, and they opt to end their newborn baby's life. Considering the concepts of
ethnocentrism and cultural relativism, discuss the practice of infanticide.
Clearly identify the topic you chose at the outset of your discussion. Answer the question
posed thoroughly and thoughtfully by building on the ideas and terminology in the text and
your own ideas to support your answers. Your initial response should be at least 150 words
in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
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