In the article, “Anthropology Inc.”, Graeme Wood describes how anthropologists study a specific group of people, and how anthropologist practice research. When I was reading the article, the first example was the study of “Corrida de lesbianas” in home parties. Their goal was to write an ethnographic survey of drinking parties. The anthropologist approached to the study of this people by focusing on what, when, and how people drank Vodka. Then, they asked themselves; what are people seeking when they drink? In the end, they concluded that people where seeking for personal narratives because the narratives said in the party shows humor and creates a more trusting environment. I personally was convinced with this first study because they not only focus on what people say that they want, but they instead, focus more
As shown in the book, there are many examples that illustrate and show the apaches culture and also how their language is based on the different types of ideologies. This is seen for example in chapter one when talking about verb stems and as well as in chapter two when talking about anatomical and extended meaning terminology. Although every chapter describes the language and how it affects the life of an apache individual, chapter three seemed to portray the use of writing and how it gives the apache a way to describe and write. Every example shown throughout the paper addresses the illustration of language. This conveys to the understandings of anthropology and
According to the textbook face validity is, “the extent to which an instrument appears to measure what it says it measures”. After reviewing the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and the NAMCS Electronic Medical Record Supplement Survey, the surveys both meet the definition of face validity. Content validity, according to textbook is, “the rigorous determination that the instrument represents all relevant aspects of a topic”. The NAMCS, for the most part, meets the definition of content validity. On page 3, question number 9a and 9b needs to be re-sequenced. The interviewer is prompting to give a definition of what is included as an ambulatory patient after the question of asking if they directly care for ambulatory patients. The telephone number needs to be added on page 4 question 10a.
The great philosopher John Locke stated the following: “Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.” In our society many people believe that the government has too much say in the overall society, but in the world of dystopian novels, the government's role in society becomes a much bigger problem. From looking into dystopian novels such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Anthem by Ayn Rand we can see that if a government has too much control over a society it can have drastic negative impacts. From reading and looking into these dystopian novels, it is easy to see that governments may have too much control over their societies. This can be seen by looking at what the essential tasks of government
The cognitive level of analysis aims to study how the inner processes of the mind processes information gained, and how they are interpreted and applied into the real world. Within this level of analysis, it was found that the cognitive and biological factors of our mind influence how we feel, or in other words, our emotions. Emotion can be defined as the body’s response to any specific situation. As all human beings can express how they feel through facial expressions, this suggests that emotions are biological rather than cognitive. However, emotions can be dependent on both the cognitive and biological factors of our body. Cognition is defined as the mental processes of obtaining and processing knowledge through experiences and information gained from our surroundings whereas biology is the study of the internal and physiological mechanisms of behavior of living organisms. There is a set of theories of emotion psychologists came up with in order to explain how the two factors interact in emotion. For example, Darwin’s evolutionary theory, the James-Lange theory, the Cannon-Bard theory, Le Doux’s theory, Schachter and Singer’s theory, and Lazarus’ theory. In order to determine to what extent cognitive and biological factors influence emotion, the theories that supports both
My auto-ethnographic paper will be grounded on a conflict that I have with myself, that has unfortunately been ingrained in my brain since I stepped foot at this institution. I identify as a Canadian born Chinese student, contentedly graduating this year at the University of British Columbia. I often question my positionality in this community as an asian at a predominantly white school that is on the traditional territories of the Aboriginal peoples. I sometimes get apprehensive or uncomfortable, I sometimes feel as if it is too complicated to talk to my white sorority sisters about and I know the conflict I have is also a conflict for many people of color. However, being a GRSJ student has allowed me to explore this in my own comfort in
I conducted my ethnographic observations over the course of a few days. During my fieldwork observation, I recorded observations of customer behaviour, the general layout of the restaurant, culture significance, and décor.
In 1980, Dr. Robert Plutchik, an author and psychologist, decided to get in touch with feelings. He constructed a theory of emotions, categorizing them as primary, secondary, or tertiary. In short, a primary emotion is an immediate response, while a secondary emotion is incited by the former, leading to the tertiary emotion, the most vulnerable to one’s control, and typically the most tenacious. Initially, it’s a chain reaction, with each emotion catalyzing its successor. In her essay, Barbara Lazear Ascher observes the behavior of her fellow New Yorker’s interactions with their homeless populace. She focuses on the emotions that come, and how they provoke the emotions that are presented. Out west, Nancy Mairs shares her compelling story of the difficulties she must face living with Multiple Sclerosis. Her trauma is impactful on many people. After coming to a standstill with her condition herself, she struggles to understand the way her disease affects those close to her. Barbara Lazear Ascher and Nancy Mairs illustrate how pity or fear lead to remorse before progressing to compassion, justifying compassion as a tertiary emotion.
Although the “Speech to the Osages” was written back in the 19th century, the notion that suffering can bring people together is still present today. Native Americans were the first people to inherit the land now known as America, but it was later destroyed by European colonization. Tecumseh, a Native American leader, discusses how the Indians were more than considerate and generous to the white people when they needed assistance with food, shelter or land. Yet now that they are well again, they are only anxious for more. While the Indians have had to endure a lot from the white people, Tecumseh’s “Speech to the Osages” suggests that pain and hardship can also produce solidarity between two nations. Through the
Shane the Lone Ethnographer is an introduction guide to ethnography for beginners. This book is displayed in an innovative way of cartoons very similar to a comic style book. The main character Shane, demonstrates how ethnographers work through the process of completing an ethnography. The author used a cartoon like format to provide a new and interesting approach to understanding the art of ethnography. This book walks you through how Shane embarks on her very first research project and we also get to see the theories, methods, and skills used by ethnographic researchers.
This camera stands for the fascination of photography that i had .Something about being able to catch something in that moment and being able to go back 2 years later and it still being the same interest me the most .The soccer ball means lot because with the game of soccer my whole family would come and watch . The team we all rooted for was mexico . me and my dad would always argue about if i was a penal or not but it was something we can always remember because i would always win that argument . i had too biggest fears when i was your age the first one might of was clown .The second was knowing too much. Knowing too much scared me because i don't want to know how i'm going to die . Or if the things about the world ending is true. my most
Since archaic times the concept of humanity has intrigued scholars. Eventually this curiosity led to the formation of what is now known as Anthropology, the study of humans. In the article “On Ethnographic Sincerity” by John L. Jackson Jr the author discusses how different anthropological perspectives incorporate humor and sincerity to ensure original findings. Another article, “Social Responsibility and the Anthropological Citizen” by Barbara Rose Johnston brings attention to praxis issues while at the same time she puts emphasis on the power of discourse. Both articles politicize the discipline by establishing ethical codes. Despite the ethical dilemmas present in the field, Anthropologists have managed to change policy via ethnographies
Access to technology over the last decade has been increasing, and even our children now have access to complex devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets. According to the 2012 Canadian Internet Use Survey: “In 2012, 83% of Canadian households had access to the Internet at home, compared with 79% in 2010” (Statistics Canada). This demonstrates that technology is a fundamental aspect of Canadian’s lives, with the majority of Canadians having access to internet at home. This is a privilege which previous generations did not have, and one has to wonder how this will impact future generations. Access to technology during ages of development must have some sort of effect on children, altering the ways in which they communicate, develop,
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” (Lowry 154) The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is set in a dystopian society in an unspecified time where love, pain, war, greed, jealousy, etc have been abolished and are gone from the society. The only way to see these bad human emotions is to be the Giver or Receiver of Memory. The Giver has every memory from humans before their dystopian society was created. The Receiver of Memory slowly receives the memories over their training. The Giver’s society is run by a small group of Elders. They have tried to abolish individuality and freedom. They also find worlds outside of theirs to be bad or dangerous. The Giver’s dystopian society, set in an unspecified time and place, has abolished the bad ideals and actions of humans, which has turned the humans living there into products of the Elders running it, free of love, faith, and free-will that causes the society’s methods to fail.
Ethnography is the study of social interactions, behaviours, and perceptions that occur within groups, teams, organisations, and communities. The central aim of ethnography is to provide rich, holistic insights into people’s views and actions. (Reeves et al, 2017). The term ethnography has come to be equated with virtually any qualitative research project where the intent is to provide a detailed, in-depth description of everyday life and practice. Qualitative research can be described as social science research in comparison to quantitative research is statistically orientated research (Hoey, 2017).