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Anthropology Essays

All of these essays focus on the subject of anthropology. Some essays are more specific while others are extremely broad as well as some which are nothing more than movie reviews. Also, some essays are not as well developed as others. The essays with many footnotes and sources are far more accurrate than the lesser developed ideas. The end of each essay contains a downloadable Adobe PDF of that essay.

KONG KA TIN: THE INDULGENCE OF THE THERAVADA BUDDHIST
This is an overview of the Buddhist ritual of reciprocity known as Kong Ka Tin. The essay describes the ritual exactly how it took place in very intimate detail, down to the color of the chairs.

REVIEW: FRANZ BOAS: THE SHACKLES OF TRADITION
This documentary highlights the life of Franz Boaz and his work with the Kwakiutl tribe in British Columbia, Canada. It concludes with Boas' study on human races and their characteristics.

REVIEW: ISHI: THE LAST YAHI
This is a review of the documentry of the life of Ishi and the work of T.T. Waterman. It summarizes the documentary and places special attention to the time Ishi spent in San Francisco.

REVIEW: MARGARET MEAD: COMING OF AGE
A review of Margaret Mead's work on the study of adolescence in Samoa. The documentry not only focuses on her work, but also on her personal life and how her studies evolved over the ages.

REVIEW: MALINOWSKI: OFF THE VERANDA
This video focused on Bronislaw Malinowski and his studies of the Aussie Aborigines, the people on Tula Island, Trabraianders, and the Kula and how they were revolutionary to Anthropology.

REVIEW: WILLIAM HALSE RIVERS RIVERS: EVERYTHING IS RELATIVES
The video focuses on William Halse Rivers Rivers, who was a doctor who became an anthropologist. He developed a new systematic and analytical scientific approach to Anthropology.


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