Published on February 1, 2016
For more course tutorials visit www.ant101.com Foraging Societies. Answer one of the following four questions posed by Nowak and Laird, in Cultural Anthropology, at the very end of Chapter 3: a. What can we learn from studying foraging societies? Is there anything we can learn regarding our relationship to the environment, or our family members, for example? b. What is the ethnographic present? Do you think that the use of the ethnographic present in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy is appropriate, or do you think Lee's criticisms are valid? c. Do you think the view of many anthropologists (pre–1970s) that men's hunting activities are more highly valued than women's gathering activities is a culturally biased perspective based on Eurocentric notions that men are the family "breadwinners"? Do you think this view is outdated (based both on more recent ethnographic information and changes in American culture)?