Ethnography at Arcadia

Week 2: Ethnography Lecture Ethnography is the way that anthropologists study and teach others about cultures.¬†Anthropologists learn about cultures by engaging different groups of people, asking questions, writing down their answers, and then thinking about the best way to understand behavior. Cultural anthropologists use an emic perspective¬†when studying another group, meaning they¬†describe a particular culture … Continue reading “Ethnography at Arcadia”

September 10th, 2013: Create a Clan

For our first meeting of the semester the students were split up into groups of three and created their own clan. A clan is a group of people who share a common ancestor, real or mythical. The students also learned the following concepts: culture, totem, rite of passage, and symbol and applied them in the … Continue reading “September 10th, 2013: Create a Clan”