Human Nature

Week Ten-How Do We Make Meaning? Week 10: 11/15/2020 How Do We Make Meaning? Readings: Read Chapter 10 of Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human? Overview: Symbolic use and creativity extend well beyond language. Human creativity can be explored in terms of play, art, myth, ritual, and religion. Symbolic forms are often shaped by power relations in social settings. Debates about art distinguish between that created by Western and non-Western cultures, and whether a piece of art is “authentic.” Myths, ritual, and religion reflect and shape societies, and art often plays a role in these processes. Religious worldviews help people cope with and understand a changing world. Anthropologists consider these perspectives, as well as how some worldviews can be used as instruments of power against others with different worldviews. Points to Consider: What is the difference between fine art and folk art? Who makes that decision? What evaluative standards are applied to different kinds of art in different genres? What is the relationship between art and aesthetics? How does this translate into cross-cultural conceptualizations of beauty? In-Class/or ZOOM Exercise: Interview Culture provides us with a lens through which we interpret our world. Every day we come in contact with symbols that we are familiar with but do not normally have to explain to others. Have students pair up and interview each other about a symbol that can be found in their classroom. There may be symbols on their clothes, their skin (tattoos), their jewelry. The instructor could also provide students with symbols in which the meaning can be discussed. Sport mascots, national flags, religious symbols, even street signs all work well. The students should attempt to explain the meaning of the symbol to their partner as if their partner is unaware of its meaning.   Discussion Questions 10: On Chapter 10 of Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human? Are tattoos art? Why? Do you perform any rituals to make sure you have good luck during the day or for a special event, such as an exam? Are all religions equally valid ways of viewing the world around an individual? Watch Videos & Movies Before Class: (To Be Announced=TBA)

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Human Nature
From $10/Page
Order Essay
Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 20% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with My Course Writer
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 10k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Excellent. Thank you.
Customer 452487, August 26th, 2021
Classic English Literature
Great paper, thank you!
Customer 452591, May 5th, 2022
Introduction to Sociology
Amazing! Thank you so much for your hard work, appreciate it!!
Customer 452483, October 24th, 2021
came in earlier than I thought and has all the sources listed and cited in APA format, overall all perfect!
Customer 452461, May 24th, 2021
English 101
Perfect! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and help! Appreciate it!!
Customer 452483, August 30th, 2021
Thank you for your help
Customer 452555, February 16th, 2022
Healthcare Writing & Communications
Perfect! Thank you so much for all of your help!
Customer 452483, October 31st, 2021
PERFECT! Thanks a million, you're all awesome!!!!
Customer 452483, July 7th, 2021
Thank you, great work!
Customer 452483, July 19th, 2021
Group Dynamics
Great job. I appreciate it.
Customer 452521, November 22nd, 2021
Good job. Thank you
Customer 452487, September 16th, 2021
English 101
Amazing thank you!
Customer 452615, August 1st, 2022
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
2 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
20% OFF your first order
Use a coupon 20OFF and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 20% OFF Order in Chat