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Anthropology 2: Cultural Anthropology

The scientific study of human societies including preliterate societies along with the concept of culture basic to Anthropology. Emphasis is on methods of fieldwork, cultural ecology, language, social and political structure, the psychological perspective, religion, cultural change and the cultural future of humanity. (MJC ANTHR 102)

Transfer: UC/CSU. IGETC 4A; CSU-GE D1

Anthropology 2: Syllabus

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Anthropology 2: Highly Recommended Sources



Articles for Anthropology 2


Aboriginal Flag

After Fighting Crime, Ex-Guatemala Attorney General Moves To U.S. (NPR)

Anthropology Quotes:

Classic 'fear of the machine' giving way to love stories (CBC Radio)

Dramatic Testimony Marks Start Of Guatemalan Genocide Trial By Carrie Kahn (NPR)

Earth Calendar, Holidays

Embracing 'Deep Time' Thinking By Vincent F. Ialenti (NPR)

Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala By Sebastian Rotella

For Brazil's 1 Percenters, The The Land Stays In The Family Forever By Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (NPR)

Genocide in Our Hemisphere: Why the Trial of Gen. RĂ­os Montt is Good for Guatemala and the World By Daniel Rothenberg

Global Problems and The Culture of Capitalism By Richard H. Robbins

Giving Voice to Guatemala's Disappeared: Group Hopes to Solve Mysteries Through DNA Testing By Leslie Berestein-Rojas 

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Invincible Cities

Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Adds to Her Achievements and Expectations By Jodi Kantor (The New York Times)

Mayan History Home Page - with Timeline

Mayan News - New York Times Topics

Mayan Women Accuse Military Officials Of Holding Them As Sex Slaves By Carrie Kahn (NPR)

My Postmodern Analysis of Colin Turnbull's 'The Forest People' By David Raymond Davis

New Zealand to Hold Referendum on National Flag -From the BBC

Nobel Women's Initiative

Philippe Bourgois' Website

Poverty by Race in America, Then and Now

Road Trip Along the Network of Indigenous Knowledge By Jon Waterhouse (National Geographic)

Scott Atran: The Youth Need Values and Dreams -- Address to UN Security Council (Scott Atran, 23, April 2015)

Studying Urban Crime By Befriending A Neighborhood -- An Interview with Alice Goffman (Here and Now)

The Big Myth

The Maya: History, Culture and Religion By Owen Jarus

The Trial of Efrain Rios Montt

This is Anthropology - Students at University of South Florida respond to Gov. Rick Scott's assertion that the state of Florida doesn't need any more anthropologists.

Up There (Film about Sign Painters in New York City)

Vanishing Languages By Russ Rymer

Who Made That? By Hugo Lindgren

Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team By Linda Poon