Ethnology: Relating cultural facts to anthropogical
Basic Alternatives in Interpreting culture
Determinism (also known as the
mental phenomenon that attempts to provide answers to basic human
questions and/or create an sense of order by which objects and events
can be categorized and acted upon.
Focuses on collecting
language, religion, and ideology.
Focuses on how culture influences and relates to the
how it supports the continuity of groups, such as
classes, and adherence to social norms and role expectations.
Focuses on environment and basic subsistence technology
and how they affect social and cultural institutions.
Approach - Assign
and patterns on the basis of the informants perspective within
internal meaning system of their culture.
- Etic Approach
culturally applicable concepts, principles, and theories.
is of limited value and may be impossible
approach - Cross-cultural
generalization is necessary and valid