Food at Arcadia

Week 8: Food Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. Cuisine is about the style of cooking the food. There are two distinct categories that all foods fit into – junk (or processed) foods and healthy foods. Processed foods are foods that are prepared in mass numbers at factories to … Continue reading “Food at Arcadia”

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”

Becoming Ethnographers

Hello everybody, The next several posts will include the lesson plans we used for the UA partnership with the Tuscaloosa Magnet School. This semester the classes were taught by Taylor Burbach, Meghan Steel, and Erica Schumann, with the direction of graduate student Greg Batchelder. Enjoy! Week 2: Cultural Anthropology and Ethnography Activity: Becoming Ethnographers Discussion: … Continue reading “Becoming Ethnographers”