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Introduction to Anthropology

Critical Thinking Questions

Introduction to AnthropologyCritical Thinking Questions

1 .
Explain how conservation, as practiced in the 19th and early 20th centuries, attempted to preserve animals, plants, and human cultures.
2 .
Describe salvage anthropology. Why was it practiced? What are some criticisms of this approach?
3 .
What is different about anthropology as practiced in the 19th century compared to the way it is practiced today?
4 .
Why is it important to have multiple perspectives when describing human culture? How do anthropologists gather these multiple perspectives?
5 .
What is a feminist anthropological approach to anthropological inquiry? What does this approach offer to the field?
6 .
What rights do tribal peoples have when research is conducted on them?
7 .
What are the ethical responsibilities of anthropologists when conducting research? What practices should anthropologists follow to be sure their research proceeds in a moral and ethical manner?
8 .
Name and describe the most important pieces of government legislation in the United States pertaining to the rights of Indigenous peoples to cultural artifacts and knowledge.
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