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Modernization and Application of Anthropology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter teaches you about applications for anthropology and factors that lead to modernization of a culture. You'll explore different factors and types of cultural change and find out how some cultures survive even when faced with outside influence to change. After you've watched the lessons in this chapter, you'll be familiar with:
- The connection between applied and academic anthropology
- Cultural modernization terms and definitions
- Reasons that cultures change
- Process of acculturation
- History of directed cultural change
|Applied Anthropology vs. Academic Anthropology||Define applied anthropology and discuss how it's related to academic anthropology.|
|Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors||Discuss globalization, technological innovation, literacy, industrial growth and other factors that lead to modernization of a culture.|
|Factors that Cause Cultural Change||Describe the different reasons that cause cultural change, including individual variation, environmental reasons, contact with other groups and more.|
|Acculturation Processes: Substitution, Syncretism, Addition, Deculturation & Origination||Examine these different acculturation processes and see examples of each.|
|What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History||Define directed cultural change and learn about its history. Discuss mechanisms for change.|
|Cultural Survival: Maintaining Culture Despite Outside Influence||Delve into cultural survival and explore the ways a culture can thrive in spite of outside influence to change.|
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.
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Other chapters within the Anthropology 101: General Anthropology course
- Introduction to Anthropology
- Theoretical Perspectives of Anthropology
- The Molecular and Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
- Transmission/Mendelian Genetics
- Population Genetics and Evolution
- DNA Damage, Mutation, and Repair
- Physical Anthropology
- Geologic Time and Anthropology
- Archaeology and Anthropology
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- Effects of Population on the Environment
- Domestication of Plants and Animals
- Ethnicity and Geography
- Geography of Land Resources
- The Nature of Culture
- Art and Anthropology
- Language and Communication
- Spatial Processes
- Settlement Patterns
- Societies in Anthropology
- Economic Systems
- Marriage, Family, and Kinship
- Political Organization