What these approaches have in common -Relativism -Culture determines thought and behavior - Contrast ? ?Unilineal cultural evolution? (L&S Ch 12.2) - Some cultures are more ?highly evolved? than others - Thought process determine culture Hokey Proverb about relativism: ? Walk a mile in someone?s shoes before you criticize them? These approaches don?t satisfy anymore -Problems with historical particularism -Problems with functionalism -Problems with structural functionalism Some contemporary approaches: -Materialist Approaches: -Ecological Anthropology -Cultural materialism -Marxism -Neo-Darwinism -Idealist Approaches: -Symbolic Anthropology -Structuralism -Post-Modernism
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