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Category Archive

The following is a list of all entries from the Anthropology category.

Relationship Communication—the Fundamental Differences in Discourse Practices between Men and Women

Hopefully, this will be my first blog of many concerning the research I did this semester on couple communication. I wish to thank my friends who helped me by filling out surveys and allowed me interviews and observations by showing them what their answers allowed me to understand. I will be doing this slowly has there is a lot of information I need to cover. Here I address just one piece of literature I consulted written by Deborah Tannen.


We Are the Argument Culture

This entry is really an extension of my entry, titled Youth in Our Society. Here, I discuss Deborah Tannen’s view of the Argument culture (American culture) and how metaphors shape language and culture.

The Avatar: Relating Anthropology to the General Public

This movie is extremely fascinating to me because of all the different ways I can relate it to anthropology. More importantly however, is the fact that anthropology is so hard to relate to the general public. I even have had a hard time trying to describe it to other college students who are more exposed to the field of study. After I saw this movie I became so excited because I immediately saw its potential as a tool for relating anthropology to the general public.

You Say You’re Majoring in Anthropology?

A quick glance at the misconceptions concerning anthropologists: what they do, who they are, and the many areas that they work in.