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FinalExamReview

IntrotoCulturalAnthropology
ANT3022017
Prof.SuzanneSeriff
May11th,2:00pm5:00pmWelchLectureRoom

KEYTERMS
BasicTerminology:Thesetermsmaycomeupinshortanswer(definition),multiple
choice,matching,andtruefalsequestions.
Colonialism Capitalism Center-periphery
Metropolis/colony Surplus value of labor Social relations of production
Commodity fetishism commodities Nation-State
Imagined community Sovereign territory Infrastructure
Statue of liberty New colossus American Bald Eagle
Uncle Sam Nation-State Commodity Chain
Social Class Caste Social Hierarchy
Exploitative Theory Integrative Theory Ideology of Class
Class system Means of production Surplus value of labor
Scientific racism Structural inequality race
Eugenics Modalities of Power Disciplinary Power
Fictive Kin Networks Strategies of resistance Tactics of Resistance
Power vs Force Legal Power Governmentality
Naked Eye Science Taxidermy Intersectionality
Interpersonal Racism Systemic Racism Structural Racism
Applied Anthropology Public Interest Ethnography Activist Anthropology

KEYPEOPLETOKNOW
CarolStack PierreBourdieu
PhilippeBourgois MichelFoucault
KarlMarx BenedictAnderson
SamuelGeorgeMorton MicheldeCerteau
W.E.B.DuBois FranzBoas
ErnstRenan
StephenJayGould
SirFrancesGalton

KEYIDEAS
Beabletosynthesizeandusekeyideasforeachoftheweeklytopicsthatwehave
discussedinclassorinsectionals.Bepreparedtorelatetheseideastoexamplesfromthe
readings.Questionswillbeaskedintheformofshortanswer,oroneparagraph
explanations/incorporationsofkeyideas.
1.AnthropologyinaGlobalizedWorld:BefamiliarwithSidneyMintzchapterson
SweetnessandPowerandhisdiscussionoftheinterrelationshipbetweenthemetropolis
ofEnglandandthecolonyoftheCaribbeanIslandsintermsoftherelationshipbetween
thesocialrelationsofproductionandthesymbolicpowerofsugarconsumption,asthis
relatestotheriseofglobalizationandtheunequaldistributionofwealthandpowerina
globaleconomy.

2.Capitalism,Globalization,andtheNationState:KnowErnstRenanandBenedict
AndersonsdefinitionsofaNationandwhatAndersonmeantbyreferringtoanationas
animaginedcommunity.Beabletonamethreeorfoursymbolicrepresentationsof
Americaandthedominantstories,beliefsandvaluesthatthesesymbolsrepresentand
reinforce.Beabletodefineandgiveexamplesofthreethingsnecessarytoconstructand
maintainanationornationhood:1.Thecreationofhatedandfearedothers;2.Creation
ofaninfrastructuretointegratemembersintoacommonbureaucracy;and3.Theuseor
threatofarmedforces.Beabletoexplainhowimmigrantsfit(ordontfit)intothis
ideaofthenationasanimaginedcommunityandhowpopularmediahasused
powerfulsymbolsofAmericasuchasthestatueoflibertyorUncleSamtoaddressthe
issueofimmigration.

3.ClassandIdeology:BeabletodiscussKarlMarx'sideaoftheideologyofclassand
howideologyfunctionstolegitimizeorreinforcesocialhierarchy.Knowthedifference
betweenacasteandclasssystem.Beabletodiscussthewaysinwhichthisideologyof
classfunctionsintheUnitedStatesandhowtheHoratioAlgersStorycontributesto
thisideology.

4.RaceandRacism:Beabletodiscusstheculturalconstructionofraceandknowwhat
currentthoughtisaboutraceasaculturalconstructionandnotascientificfact.Beableto
discussthehistoryofscientificracismandthecontributionofnoteddoctorsandsocial
scientistslikeSamuelGeorgeMortontothishistory.KnowSamuelGeorgeMorton's
theoryabouttheconnectionbetweenintelligence,race,andheadsize.KnowStephenJay
Gouldsrestudyanditsresults.KnowSirFrancesGaltonscontributiontoracist
thoughtandhisideaofEugenics.KnowwhoWEBDuBoisandFranzBoaswereand
theirstancesonissuesofraceandracism.Beabletodiscussthewaysinwhichnotionsof
intelligencebecameidentifiedwithscientificracism.

5.PowerandResistance:Beabletoidentifythethreemodalitiesofpowerdefinedby
Foucaultandthetwotypesofresistancehespeaksabout.Beabletoprovidesome
concreteexamplesofinformal,offthegrid,kindsoftacticsofresistance,suchasthe
fictivekinnetworksdescribedbyCarolStackanddiscussedintheRobbinsbook,orthe
babysitting,curbsidecarrepairanddrugsaledescribedbyPhilipeBourgoisinyour
Robbinsbook,orthecreationofgravemarkersorfrontyardnichosthatSeriff
describedthatfiguralceramistJoseVarelacreatedfromfactoryclayforhiscommunity
inDHanis,Texas.
6.TheShiftinMuseumsfromInstitutionsofPowertoSitesofCommunityEngagement:
Beabletocompareandcontrastthemethodsofrepresentationbetween19thcentury
museumsand21stcenturymuseumsandtheirrelationshipswiththeirpublics.Howwas
theoverarchingnarrativeofprogressvisuallydepictedin19thcenturynaturalscience
museums?Andwhatpurposeisservedbychangingthelookandfeelanddesignmethod
ofthemorecontemporary21stcenturymuseumsthatarereachingouttolocal
communitiestocollaborativelycreateexhibitsaroundissuesofimportancetotheir
communities?Beabletogivesomeconcreteexamplesofnewtechniquesofcommunity
engagementfromtheprojectsthatDr.Seriffdescribedinherworkontheforgotten
GatewayexhibitortheGalleryofConscience.

7.UsingandDoingAnthropology:BeabletodiscusswhattheSpradleyandMcCurdy
booktalkaboutasfourbasicusesormodelofanthropologycontainedwithintheapplied
anthropologyfield:adjustmentanthropology,administrativeanthropology,action
anthropologyandadvocateanthropology.Also,beabletogiveorrecognizeanexample
ofwhatRachaelStrykercallsPublicInterestEthnography,intheSp&Mcarticle,
WomensPrisonsandHealthCareinCalifornia.

Ethnographies:
Youshouldexpectashortessayquestionontheethnography,Chicken:TheDangerous
TransformationofAmericasFavoriteFood,bySteveStriffler.Beabletotalkaboutthe
useofundocumentedimmigrantsaslaborersinthechickenplantsandhowthatrelatesto
moderndayglobalization.Howmighttheworkersthemselvesbeseenascommodities
thatareboughtandsoldontheglobalmarketplace?

Yourmainbluebookessaywillcovertheethnography,AintNoMakinIt:
AspirationsandAttainmentinaLowIncomeNeighborhood,byJayMacLeod.
Youwillbegivenachoiceofessayquestions.Beabletoaddressthefollowing
typesofquestions:Whatarethefactorsthataffecttheabilityoflowerclass
boystoaspiretoandtoachievesocialmobility?
Whatroledoschooling,family,andworkplayinlevelingtheiraspirations,
impedingtheirsuccess?HowdoesMacleodusewhathecallssocial
reproductiontheory(whatarethethreecomponentparts:materialist,cultural
capitalandcounterculturalmodels)tounderstandthestructuresofinequality
andhowtheyaremaintainedacrossgenerations?Howwouldyouapplythese
modelsofsocialreproductionofinequalitytounderstandwhathappenstokidsin
school?