The Tapestry of Culture
Rosman and Rubel
Chapter 1 Study Guide
- What do Rosman and Rubel call the belief that one's own
culture represents the best way to do things?
- What is the name for the idea that each culture is unique and
distinctive but none are superior?
- What is the ethical problem with cultural relativism?
- What two things does the comparative approach to anthropology
- What does a holistic approach to anthropology focus on and
- At what four levels do Rosman and Rubel say that culture
- What nature of culture do Rosman and Rubel hope to show by
using the imagery of a tapestry?
- What happens to all cultures over time? What does this
- Through what process do children learn and acquire culture?
- What do Rosman and Rubel say that human behavior is primarily
- By what term are the similarities shared by all cultured
- List ten non-linguistic items that all cultures do or have.
- By what term are members of a society called who help
anthropologists to understand and explain their culture?
- Define social structure, organization, status, and role.
- What was the dominate theory of culture in the nineteenth
- What in this theory were those with "arrested development"
- Who began the concept of cultural relativism?
- Who is often cited as one of the founders of modern
- What anthropologist began "structuralism"? What country was
- What criticisms have post-modernists made of anthropology?
- What are three problems with an anthropologist studying his
or her own culture?
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