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Language fluency is only the ability to communicate - not necessarily to understand complex humor and feelings. Mexico/Texas border
Feminism says that women discover self through oppresion of others, but is this ethnocentric to white heterosexual women?
'Every culture loves its own form of violence.'Thailand/Balinese Cockfighting
Environment is not a one-way influence on way of life.Arctic Eskimos
Progress is not always technology or Western ideal.
Positive minority influences changes perspective, optimism, and aspirations.Eagleton, Florida
Different cultures value birthing differently. US culture heavily separates child and adult.Beng/C'ote d'Ivoire in Africa
Begin by outlining studied group, then fill in all elements holistically. Data should come from native accounts.New Guinea
Consultants familiar with both languages and cultures may be biased in their desire to acculturate to anthropologist's 'priviliged' culture.Mexico/Texas border
Main IdeasWhoWho/Where Studied
Subdisciplines can be a weakness and create bias in focus. Holism is critical.
Anthropologists who do not understand culture's values risk becoming butt of jokes and misunderstanding.Kalahari Bushmen in Africa
Being a part of group studied can create bias.Eagleton, Florida
Do not rely on abstract psychology - ask for specific stories and examples rather than scenarios.New Guinea
Ethnographers must immerse completely and not rely on ties to own kind.New Guinea
Presence of an outsider may encourage conscious or unconscious affirmation of stereotypes (what the outsider 'wants' to hear).Mexico/Texas border
Rituals of enjoyment embody cultural values about masculinity, group dynamic, etc.Thailand/Balinese Cockfighting
A field study of our own culture from the outside makes us realize our own rituals. While in a culture, it's difficult to see out of it.
Anthropology creates (inescapable?) self-other divide that excludes feminists, halfies, and members of multiple groups.

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