INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

  1. Describe the overlapping histories of “applied” and “academic” anthropology that Kottak identifies in
    chapter 11 (e.g., in Malinowski’s work on land tenure during British colonialism). What ethical
    dilemmas, as well as opportunities for advocacy, arise in the funding, use, and dissemination of
    anthropological knowledge?
  2. Identify the defining characteristics of an intervention philosophy. In particular, address neoliberalism
    and the social effects of neoliberal policies in contemporary postsocialist nations.
  3. Examine how economic development and environmentalism can be vehicles for external regulation
    that threaten the subsistence patterns and way of life of indigenous people.

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