Ashford ant 101 week 2 dq 1 foraging societies

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Ashford ant 101 week 2 dq 1 foraging societies

  1. 1. ASHFORD ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 1 Foraging SocietiesPLEASE DOWNLOAD HEREForaging Societies. Answer one of the following four questions posed by Nowakand Laird, in Cultural Anthropology, at the very end of Chapter 3:a. What can we learn from studying foraging societies? Is there anything we canlearn regarding our relationship to the environment, or our family members, forexample?b. What is the ethnographic present? Do you think that the use of theethnographic present in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy is appropriate, or doyou think Lees criticisms are valid?c. Do you think the view of many anthropologists (pre–1970s) that mens huntingactivities are more highly valued than womens gathering activities is a culturallybiased perspective based on Eurocentric notions that men are the family"breadwinners"? Do you think this view is outdated (based both on more recentethnographic information and changes in American culture)?d. An Inuit mother has just given birth to a baby. She has a one–year–old babystill dependent on her milk. It is the season of food scarcity, which means themother is not as well nourished as she could be. She and her husband decidethat their older child is a higher priority, and they opt to end their newborn babyslife. Considering the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism, discussthe practice of infanticide.Clearly identify the topic you chose at the outset of your discussion. Answer thequestion posed thoroughly and thoughtfully by building on the ideas andterminology in the text and your own ideas to support your answers. Your initialresponse should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of yourclassmates’ posts by Day 7.

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