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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an applications of anthropology unit of a standard introductory anthropology course. Topics covered include:
- Academic anthropology vs. applied anthropology
- The modernization of culture
- Acculturation processes
- Directed cultural change
- Cultural survival
1. Applied Anthropology vs. Academic Anthropology
In this lesson, you'll learn the distinctions between anthropology in an academic setting compared with applied anthropology. You'll also find out why the field lends itself well to practical application.
2. Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors
This lesson examines the process of modernization, including the variety of factors that have brought us from the past into the present. We'll focus on political, economic, social, and technological trends that have shaped our world today.
3. Acculturation Processes: Substitution, Syncretism, Addition, Deculturation & Origination
This lesson will highlight processes of acculturation that create a diverse, complex society. As part of the discussion, we'll consider how the fast-food fish filet sandwich came to popularity due to forces of acculturation.
4. What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History
This lesson discusses the impact of aiming to change the ways of another human culture. We'll look at the historical background of this topic, as well as how anthropologists tend to view directed cultural change today.
5. Cultural Survival: Maintaining Culture Despite Outside Influence
This lesson discusses how a culture can persist despite outside influences and other change. You'll also learn how society has evolved in its approach to different cultural groups and traditions.
6. The Sociological Imagination by Mills: Summary & Concept
Read about sociologist C. Wright Mills and his emphasis on using the sociological imagination in our everyday lives. Learn how to apply the sociological imagination, and then test your understanding with a quiz.
7. What is Social Responsiveness? - Definition & Concept
The concept of social responsiveness can broadly describe a person's obligation to contribute to the welfare of others, or it can be applied in more specific contexts. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines social responsiveness and explore some of the ways that it operates in society.
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- Settlement Patterns in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Societies in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Economic Systems in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Family Relationships in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Political Organization in Anthropology: Help and Review
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