Concept Of Culture

THIS WEEK’S OBJECTIVES:1. To provide students with an overview of the development of the concept of culture and its study using historical figuresfrom classic, 20th century anthropology2. To provide a frame that helps students read and understand two classic texts, Geertz’s “The “Deep Play:notes on the Balinese cockfight”3. To help students understand, define and describe “culture” and its main characteristics.TO READ/WATCH1. Video: Prof. Brusi’s mini-lecture (2 lectures in one, for both weeks 3 and 4)2. Video: Kelli Swazey, anthropologist, talking about “life that does not end with death”. (week 3)3. Reading: C.Geertz’s “Deep play:notes on the Balinese cockfight” (week 3)4. Reading: M.Harris’s “Mother Cow” (week 4)WHILE YOU WATCH THE MINI-LECTURE, LOOK FOR AND TAKE NOTES ABOUT:1. How is Malinowski’s anthropological method different from Tylor?2. What is the difference between Clifford Geertz and Marvin Harris?3. What are the characteristics of culture? List them and also describe them. Think about examples, especially examples different from what I offer in lecture.4. A good exercise: link some of the characteristics of culture with the anthropologists that used them or made thempart of the discipline.WHILE YOU READ GEERTZ’S “DEEP PLAY”, (week 3) LOOK FOR AND TAKE NOTES ABOUT:5. Note that, like Jason de León, he starts with stories of him in the fieldsite. What is this story? How is the story connected with the analysis he makes of cockfights?6. How did they became no longer invisible? Why did that happen?7. What does the author mean when he says that Balinese men identify with their cocks?8. Why do you think the title of the essay is “deep play”? What does ”deep play’ mean in this context?WHILE YOU SWAZEY’S TED TALK (week3), LOOK FOR AND TAKE NOTES ABOUT:9. How does she describe funeral rites among the Tana Toraja?10. What meaning do they attach to these practices?WHILE READING “MOTHER COW” and the book’s PREFACE , (week4) LOOK FOR AND TAKE NOTES ABOUT:1. What is Harris’s position, according to the preface? What is his purpose in this book?2. What are the reasons Hindus gave for not killing cows, the kinds of explanations Harris is arguing against?3. Write down all the “real, practical, material” reasons Harris offers to explain why cows are not butchered for meat.4. What are the differences between Geertz and Harris? In other words, what would Geertz look at if looking at the same phenomenon Harris is describing?

Assignments Ace
Order NOW For A 10% Discount!
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Assignmentsace?

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We offer top-quality and well-researched assignment papers at low prices. We believe in offering the best quality services as we care about your grades, academic performance, and success. Our writers range from masters and Ph.D. graduates to professors. Our panel of expert academic writers does not rest until they are 100% sure your essay will score you an A+ only.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

Our writing company has the best panel of experienced academic and business writers. Our writers have experience of up to 9 years in the writing industry. They will go the extra mile to make sure you are handing in a quality A+ paper. If you are a student searching for any academic help, I advise you to seek for our experts' help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

Our clients frequently ask if they will be liable to free revisions once they place an assignment order with us. However, how many times you ask for revisions, our academic experts will help you. Either way, there is no need to worry as we provide free revisions. We are always after our clients’ satisfaction, and we are very proud to say that all our clients are satisfied with our writing services.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

We are strict when it comes to assignments deadlines. We make sure our writers keep in mind the assignment delivery time. Because we care about clients, we go that extra mile to make sure you do not face those consequences. Whatever the deadline, we promise our clients a prompt delivery.

Affordable Prices

Are our charges too cheap for you to believe? Here at Assignments Ace, we offer quality assignment help at affordable prices. Our prices are substantive to cater to all students. Every time you place your assignment order with us, you are guaranteed a 15% discount.In addition, new clients enjoy a discount of 30% when placing their first order with us.

Customer Support 24/7

Do you have any queries for us? Or do you want to consult with our expert academic writers? Go ahead and contact us. We have 24/7 online friendly customer service. Whatever time of the day or night, we are always available for you. You can chat with us via our online chat services or contact us via our email,

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

Our assignments help website is the most internationally sought-after site because we offer a wide range of top-quality services at low prices. Our proud history as an assignment help company stretches back nine years. We do offer Top Quality, Well-Researched Papers and Online classes to help students internationally. We do both of these things at cheap affordable prices by offering up to a 30% discount.


Essay Writing Services

Writing an essay is one of the most tedious tasks that require a lot of concentration and research. Writing an essay takes hours and even up days. We offer the best custom writing service and have your best interests in mind. Most online writing industries do not have qualified writers and are just after your money. Worry less, our writers who have enough experience are ready to give you the help you need. Our writers are carefully selected and undergo some tests to prove their professionalism.


Admission Papers

Are you applying for a college? We help students join their dream college by writing for them strong admission papers that showcases their qualities and personalities. An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. We utilize statements of purpose, personal statements, and personal essays to make a compelling case by stating your leadership activities, education, accomplishments, and professional background.


Editing and Proofreading

We offer an abundance of online proofreading and editing services for our clients. By definition, proofreading is the final surface-level check done on a document. Other academic writing companies offer editing and proofreading as separate services. At our assignment help website, we offer editing and proofreading services as one complete package at affordable cheap prices. Grab your 30% Coupon if you order today!!!


Business Paper

Are you a student pursuing an MBA in business, no need to look any further? We offer the best assignment help as we have the top niche MBA business writers who will give you A+ assignments. Over the years, our experts have helped students accomplish their academic dreams. We have helped thousands of students complete their business assignments with confidence.Grab your 30% Coupon if you order today!!!