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11/27/04 6:29 PM
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ResuTudo
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Edited: 27-Nov-04
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What is the difference between cultural anthropology and sociology? My anthropology professor claims that "sociologists blame all problems on society", and claims that sociologists loook to "other" peoples. Another simple way to put it, is the Electronic Journal of Martial Arts and Sciences (EJMAS), and Vincent Giordano forum the kickboxing forums, Vanishing Flame studies, sociology or cultural anthro?
1/3/05 11:50 PM
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Edited: 04-Jan-05 10:43 AM
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Your teacher is right. Sociology always loses because the teachers' can't keep their politics out of their classroom. In other words, the "disinterested pursuit of knowledge" is not their model. This is also true of cultural anthro, but to a much lesser degree.
2/26/05 2:13 AM
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Edited: 26-Feb-05
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Cultural anthropology = idealistic study of primal cultures Sociology = critical study of modern (Western) cultures Both will make you nuts and think that some dude with huge plate in his lip is happier, much more spiritual and overall better human being than you. I am starting my studies in biological anthropology.
2/26/05 9:56 AM
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Pius gave the most objective account so far IMO. Anthropology looks more at the things independent of specific cultures while sociology conserns itself with cultural mechanisms like the organization of status within a society.
2/26/05 3:45 PM
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OG's Joe Ray is a fine example of how sociology can mess up person's head. Do you want to see conspiracies everywhere? Do you want to feel disgusted when you see happy (white) American families spend their day off picnic'ing in the park? Do you want to see everything from a leftist-revisionist point of view? Do you want to hate yourself? If the answer is yes, go for sociology.
2/27/05 12:58 PM
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If you think that science is just a certain western approach to knowledge, no more valid than shamanism, instead, pick Anthropology.
2/28/05 5:53 AM
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Edited: 28-Feb-05
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sociology is just depressing everything you read about is why things are fucked up and who is at fault.
3/10/05 2:25 PM
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Edited: 10-Mar-05
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coming to terms with humanity and human race will never be understood... after all the studying ,research experiments of variables ,pros n cons, psychoological , physical,beyond the physical, mental ,sociological philosophical, theorizing , idealistic/religious YIN Vs YANG concept .... we are all left the premier everlasting question... ' WHY and thru it all from the beginging to the end we are just stupid idiots on earth.

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