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Therefore, this book review will resolve to bring about the importance and relevance of cultural anthropology.
According to the book “Why a Public Anthropology?” by Borofsky Rob, the ethnography-writing point of view is to elaborate and depict the relevancy and importance of cultural anthropology. The writer’s point of view is to tell people that cultural anthropology can help transform the world through bringing institutional accountability and transparency among political and social activities. Anthropology can achieve this by creating a wider view of knowing and understanding of different important challenges that otherwise we might fail to understand. The author’s style of writing is formal or rather official because the message is first hand and directed figuratively to the relevant audience. This collective, elaborative form of writing used by the writer suits the audience due to its mind capturing language.
The writer clearly defines the book’s concepts since the writer portrays cultural anthropology as a clear subject with clearly explained concepts that places elements of understanding within a cultural context perspective. This makes it easier for the audience to see sense in what seems unfamiliar, exotic, and strange. In addition, the development of the author’s ideas is chronological. The author begins by describing steps to follow during collection and analysis of cultural anthropology data. The author goes ahead to highlight primary tools that other anthropologists used in view of transforming the world using cultural anthropology. Further, the author’s ideas have a systematic order since they show what the audience ought to expect at the beginning of a book, then follows to convey the main message and concludes with the relevant remarks.
The areas intended and covered by the book include primary tools used for collecting and analyzing data in cultural anthropology, how both anthropologists and non-anthropologists can
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ANTHROPOLOGY ESSAY QUESTION Renowned anthropologist theorist and researcher Sherry B. Ortner (1974) has made a critical and in-depth analysis of women within biological and cultural perspective, on the foundation of which she has endorsed the relationship between woman and man on the one hand, and between woman and nature on the other.
Thus, this paper explains the major uses or importance of anthropology in the past, present, and future. Anthropology is the full history of humanity as driven and imparted by the concept of evolution. Anthropology tries to make sense of humankind at all recognised periods.
Objectively, “disease is a measurable pathological condition of the body. In contrast, illness is a feeling of not being normal and health (O’niel 2010)”. Illness pertains more to the psychological feelings of imbalance and not being in a state of optimum health.
Once achieved, it allows medical practitioners, via its abstract body knowledge to describe its own professional truth. In this context, medical anthropologists decide on what is wrong or right and the public agrees with the laid down rules. The uniqueness of cultural authority is that it can have authority without necessarily exercising it.
As we all know, culture refers to the set of such customs and traditions, which people belonging to any specific society or country adopt. Culture provides a base to a strong society. A society cannot last for long without having a large group of people adhering to the norms and values of their culture.
Subculture defines different elements such as where people live, ethnicity, religion, profession, or shared interests. Some subcultures are countercultures. The research on this subject has also focused on other deviances such as criminal subcultures. It is crucial to note that, the study of subcultures elaborates the study of symbolism attached to music, eating habits, clothing, and mannerism.
The organization does this by involving in a number of activities geared towards helping the reclaim the purity of the environment. This is why anthropologist since then have launched a study on how people interelate in their environment and how human errors and activities contribute in the envronmental degradation.
This is the same way and approach that can be applied in the understanding of forensic anthropology. To understand forensic anthropology it imperative that one understands what forensic involves and after that move on to understand what anthropology is all about.
Both seek to identify and make sense of culture and human dynamics.
According to Burns "Because tourism is a global set of activities crossing many cultures, there is a need for a deeper understanding of the consequences of the interaction between generating and receiving tourism societies" (Burns and Holden, 1995).