How does the identification of cultural universals impact our understanding of what it means to be human? How does the search for universals help us better understand human cultural behavior? What examples from your own culture can illustrate the ideas that our behaviors are impacted by our culture more than our biology?
There are two main approaches to the practice of anthropology: ethnography and ethnology (Nowak and Laird, 2010, 28). First define each in your own words. Next, imagine you are a cultural anthropologist studying any culture or cultures that you are interested in. Which approach would you use in your study and why? What methods would you use to gather your data? What potential issues may you face while conducting your fieldwork and how would you deal with them?
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