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21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT) 21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT)

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This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and a Jewish elder center in Los Angeles). Although some of the results and conclusions of anthropology will be discussed, emphasis will be on appreciating cultural difference and its implications, studying cultures and societies through long-term fieldwork, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own. This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and a Jewish elder center in Los Angeles). Although some of the results and conclusions of anthropology will be discussed, emphasis will be on appreciating cultural difference and its implications, studying cultures and societies through long-term fieldwork, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own.

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Anthropology | Anthropology | methods | methods | culture | culture | case studies | case studies | nuclear weapons laboratory | nuclear weapons laboratory | cattle-herding | cattle-herding | society | society | Sudan | Sudan | Jewish elder center | Jewish elder center | Los Angeles | Los Angeles | cultural difference | cultural difference | fieldwork | fieldwork

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European Business Practice and Culture Workbook 3: Culture and Communication

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This book considers the application of concepts of cultural differences to areas of management and communication.

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ukoer | culture | cultural differences | cross-cultural differences | business practice | Tourism | Business and Administrative studies | administrative studies | N000 | CATERING / FOOD / LEISURE SERVICES / TOURISM | N

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21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT)

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This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and a Jewish elder center in Los Angeles). Although some of the results and conclusions of anthropology will be discussed, emphasis will be on appreciating cultural difference and its implications, studying cultures and societies through long-term fieldwork, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own.

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Anthropology | methods | culture | case studies | nuclear weapons laboratory | cattle-herding | society | Sudan | Jewish elder center | Los Angeles | cultural difference | fieldwork

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21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT)

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This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and a Jewish elder center in Los Angeles). Although some of the results and conclusions of anthropology will be discussed, emphasis will be on appreciating cultural difference and its implications, studying cultures and societies through long-term fieldwork, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own.

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Anthropology | methods | culture | case studies | nuclear weapons laboratory | cattle-herding | society | Sudan | Jewish elder center | Los Angeles | cultural difference | fieldwork

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module handbook European Business Culture Practice

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Welcome to your study programme for the European Business Culture and Practice module. This module explores the impact of cultural differences on business in different countries through three themes: knowing yourself, knowing your culture, understanding other cultures. In doing the module, you will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate aspects of management in an international context. The module will also develop proficiency in the following skills: • Planning and Management of Learning • Communication and Presentation • Interactive and Group Skills • Knowledge and Understanding • Managing Tasks and Solving Problems • Self Appraisal and Reflection on Practice • Synthesis and Creativity • Cultural Awareness

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ukoer | european business | culture | business practice | cultural differences | business planning | business communication | international business | Tourism | Business and Administrative studies | administrative studies | N000 | CATERING / FOOD / LEISURE SERVICES / TOURISM | N

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Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Intercultural Training for International Placement Students

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In order to help students to adjust more easily to another culture, perform better on their placement, and make the placement year a generally more satisfying experience, a voluntary training called ITIP (Intercultural Training for International Placements) is offered to all students who are willing to go on international placements.

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business | ast:160511:021cp | international students | cultural differences | cc-by-nc-sa | ukoer | ukpsf | open for business | auoer | bmaf | o4b | aston | aston university | intercultural training | international placement | bceo | oer | jisc | hea | Education | X000

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'Race', ethnicity and sport

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Sport can be an extremely useful lens though which to examine the complexities of human ideas about ethnic and racial 'difference'. Not only have sporting events (and the Olympics especially so) become sites through which racial prejudice has been challenged, but they have also been spaces in which people from minority 'racial' groups (e.g. in the USA and Great Britain) have achieved enormous success

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ethnicity | sport | success | ethnic | culture | cultural differences | nationality | prejudice | stereotype | history | presence | heritage | race | black african | black history | black history month | bhm | british asian history | british asians | black britons | black leaders | black artists | black activists | black photographers | black communities | black and asian presence | black business | black entrepreneurship | black scholarship | black integration | black culture | black identity | black civil rights | african | asian | britain | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

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Windrush settlers

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At the end of the Second World War, Britain was busy rebuilding. The government was thinking about recruiting workers from the Caribbean to cope with the shortage of labour in some British industries. In 1948, an advertisement appeared in a Jamaican newspaper. It stated that there were 300 places on board Windrush for anyone wishing to travel to Britain. The arrival of the Windrush was the start of a period of migration from the Caribbean to Britain that did not slow down until 1962. By 1955, 18,000 Jamaicans had moved to Britain. This outward flow of people to settle in Britain was an important event in the history of the West Indies. It also changed the social landscape of Britain

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immigration | culture change | culture | ethnicity | sport | success | ethnic | cultural differences | nationality | prejudice | stereotype | history | presence | heritage | windrush | jamaica | jamaicans | african caribbean | black culture | brixton | west indies | race | black african | black history | black history month | bhm | british asian history | british asians | black britons | black leaders | black artists | black activists | black photographers | black communities | black and asian presence | black business | black entrepreneurship | black scholarship | black integration | black identity | black civil rights | african | asian | britain | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

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21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT)

Description

This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and a Jewish elder center in Los Angeles). Although some of the results and conclusions of anthropology will be discussed, emphasis will be on appreciating cultural difference and its implications, studying cultures and societies through long-term fieldwork, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own.

Subjects

Anthropology | methods | culture | case studies | nuclear weapons laboratory | cattle-herding | society | Sudan | Jewish elder center | Los Angeles | cultural difference | fieldwork

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