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social anthropology What are the linguistic origins of anthropology?

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SOCIAL ANTHROPOLGY FOUNDATION What are the linguistic origins of anthropology? 2) Define Anthology? The word anthropology came from the word antopos and logos. Antopos means mankind while logos mean study; there fore anthropology is the study of mankind. However anthropology is a lot broader and the focus is on every aspect of the human being, E.g. cultural, Physical, social, linguistic, archaeology, etc. 3) What do you understand by fieldwork and participant observation? Field work is to travel to the destination or place you wish to find out about in order to obtain first hand information on the subject matter. Field work allows you to gain experience for yourself rather than reading off secondary school, while participant observation is a research method that allows the researcher to be present in the research. ...read more.

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4) The roots of anthropology and early writers in cultures were Herodotus (c. 484-424 BC) and Strabo (64-32 BC). Their both looked at foreign people from an objective point of view e.g. their language, customs, etc. they both believed that they can only be certain about any alleged fact if they experience it for themselves. Herodotus and Strabo were not the only one that believed this, David Hume also agreed with this. He said that being able to obtain first hand experience was valid knowledge. However Immanuel Kant disagreed and argued that human beings are roughly the same all over the world, and that we all have a certain way of thinking. ...read more.

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Both Maine and Morgan developed theories on primitive society. 5) Henry Morgan theory of evolution; was a big influence in the society 7) Objectivity understands a situation with out passing a personal judgement. All anthropologists should be very objective because it allows the anthropologists to learn new things in a different way from the eyes of others. Objectivity is to be able to be opened minded and a good anthropologist should be able to understand a society from their point of view and adapt to their way. Being able to think outside the box without using your experience or upbringing to determine weather the culture or belief of another is justified able or correct, makes one a better anthropologist ...read more.

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