Module I: Introduction
I. The Culture Concept
All anthropologists share a reliance upon the culture concept, which they take as a starting point for understanding human experience regardless of subdiscipline, specialization, or theoretical orientation.
Anthropologists define culture differently from common usage and have
extended its meaning and applicability beyond a simple term to a
comprehensive theoretical paradigm. A historical perspective clarifies the
concept's significance and its development through changing anthropological
views of the world's peoples.
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