By Angus Trumble
Each smile is the fabricated from actual approaches universal to all people. yet because the sunrise of civilization, the upward flow of the muscle tissues of the face has carried a bewildering diversity of meanings. splendid enlightenment is mirrored within the holy smile of the Buddha, but the Victorians considered open-mouthed smiling as obscene, and nineteenth-century English and American slang equated «smiling» with ingesting whisky.In a short historical past of the Smile, Angus Trumble deftly combines artwork, poetry, heritage, and biology into an fascinating portrait of the various nuances of the smile. Elegantly illustrating his issues with emblematic artistic endeavors, from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century eu work to jap woodblock prints, Trumble explores the meanings of smiling in various cultures and contexts. without problems mingling erudition, wit, and private anecdote, Trumble weaves a continuing interdisciplinary tapestry, bringing his services as a author, historian, and philosopher to undergo at the paintings of smiling during this hot and perceptive paintings.
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What else would you need to know in order to understand them? 5 What is the relation between storytelling and memory? xxxiii This page intentionally left blank PART I THEORY, METHODS, AND CONCEPTS This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 1 Culture Shock learning objectives After reading this chapter, students should be able to • describe the four major sub-fields of anthropology and identify what makes cultural anthropology unique as a discipline; • identify and explain the key research methods of cultural anthropologists, including participant observation, fieldwork, reflexive thinking; • distinguish between culture shock and ethnocentrism and understand these terms in relation to the larger concepts of cultural relativism and moral relativism; • define the term ethnography and describe the ethnographies of Malinowski, Fernea, and Small; • understand the ethical implications of anthropology, the role of reflexive thinking, and how social position and category influence the work of the researcher; • compare and contrast the comparative method and inductive approach, using examples from major researchers; and • explain how the concepts of unity and diversity are related to the question of human nature and how this affects the work of anthropologists.
This led to an opportunity to go off to Australia and then to New Guinea, where he engaged in fieldwork in 1915–18 along the south coast of the main island, and in the Trobriand chain off to its northeast. The Trobrianders are yamfarmers, pig-raisers, fishermen, and traders, part of the wider “Melanesian” cultural and linguistic community in New Guinea and its adjoining island chains. World War I was under way—this “accursed war,” as he called it. Technically Malinowski was therefore an enemy alien, but the Australian authorities let him continue with his work anyway.
Simon Fraser’s journey took place in relatively recent times. At the end of the nineteenth century there were Aboriginal people alive who had heard stories of his visit from those who had actually witnessed it. Fraser’s own account tells us something about the nature of the anthropological experience. How Aboriginal people regarded him gives us the other side of the coin; they were having an anthropological experience of their own. Fraser was a precise observer: What did he think about what he saw?