Video Links


Chapter One


Doing Anthropology:

https://youtu.be/BhCruPBvSjQ?list=PL50F0FDB533C02365

This is a very nice clip that explains what anthropologists do and demonstrates that it is not just studying “other” cultures, but studying our own as well.

Culture:

https://youtu.be/VpiIlemQK8o

This short clip defines culture and highlights how it is different from instinct.

Race:

https://youtu.be/8aaTAUAEyho

This clip, put together by the American Anthropological Association, reinforces the reality that racial distinctions were created and that there are no distinct races that can be determined biologically.

Ethnocentrism and relativism:

https://youtu.be/HlXAeOnU520

This provides a good explanation of the reaction we have when confronted with things that are foreign to us and how we often judge initially from an ethnocentric perspective.

Evolution and Anthropology:

https://youtu.be/bapFrc6zI38?list=PLMW_jeVs9jXTqis1Mlea8z65nXWnNNygs

This clip offers a survey of early influences in evolutionary thinking in anthropology.

Foundational Durkheim Theories:

https://youtu.be/Q7E_SSrGtIU


Chapter Two

Fieldwork:

https://youtu.be/q4hiXAFgJPw

This clip explains how fieldwork is done in all four fields of anthropology.

Positivism, Reflexivity, and Multi-sited fieldwork:

https://youtu.be/3QEzOKInTyo

This starts with an explanation of the divide between science and myth and then goes into the various approaches in anthropology.


Chapter Three

Structural-Functionalism:

https://youtu.be/HxJaoEWllec

This clip explains the history of the blended approach of structural-functionalism. It is a longer clip (43 minutes) but would be good for students who are struggling with the concept.

Bands, Tribes, Chiefdoms, and States:

https://youtu.be/W-F8R9oPlLI

This short clip gives a brief explanation of key differences in social structures.


Chapter Four

Pidgen:

https://youtu.be/O7X9AAeDCr4

This is an example of pidgin from Hawai’i.

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis:

https://youtu.be/NAy-qkRP-vo

This clip provides a good explanation of the theory.


Chapter Five

Gender, Sex, and Sexuality:

https://youtu.be/DhhkA-w02QA

This is a challenging survey of gender, sex, and sexuality, with examples.

Enculturation:

https://youtu.be/uWJDiAsMrrI

This is a very short explanation of the concept of enculturation.


Chapter Six

Kinship (theoretical perspectives):

https://youtu.be/1wl_nOVDg4A

This is a good survey of theories of kinship.

Bridewealth and Dowry:

https://youtu.be/sC6u8icIEec

This clip provides a good explanation of the “economics” of marriage.


Chapter Seven

Reciprocity:

https://youtu.be/lAKBcs94ATw

This clip provides a very good explanation of the dynamics of reciprocity.

Means of Production and the Theory of Exploitation (Marx):

https://youtu.be/QiPxPHNrIek

This is a longer clip (51 minutes), but it covers a wide body of material related to classes, exploitation, and means of production.

Capitalism:

https://youtu.be/fSQgCy_iIcc

Political economy explained in this short video. It has a Marxian focus.


Chapter Eight

Rite of Passage:

https://youtu.be/uYdZImhoA9o?list=PL4591C3AEB2678B84

This is an example of a rite of passage from Mali.

Myth:

https://youtu.be/koxp_q46z0Q

This clip offers an origin myth example from Australia.

Ritual:

https://youtu.be/8DdoS-rWb1c

This is a good overview of the features of a ritual.

Chapter Nine

Witchcraft:

https://youtu.be/JlX7RfYAY5U

This is a good explanation of how witchcraft can be used to explain misfortune and differences in society.

Medical Anthropology:

https://youtu.be/wnoy7icBmdc

This clip touches on the importance of medical anthropology.


Chapter Ten

Magic and Religion:

https://youtu.be/X6sclmmoJE0

This longer clip (34 minutes) goes through the anthropological study of magic and religion.

Oracles (Witchcraft Among the Azande):

https://youtu.be/Rmug_qvO15s

This clip is the best explanation and demonstration of witchcraft and oracles. It is a full-length ethnographic film (53 minutes), but well worth investing the time.

Syncretism:

https://youtu.be/u0n36dO5YwU

This clip provides a good explanation of syncretism.


Chapter Eleven

Anomie:

https://youtu.be/HV8xi_CP5SU?list=PL_31fmyIdrhaHtHNvohlANJukaCkyUNBJ

This longer video (47 minutes) explains anomie.

Hegemony, Doxa, and Cultural Capital:

https://youtu.be/F60fhApKfSU

This is a quick explanation of the key concepts.

Political Anthropology:

https://youtu.be/SJPUAAwyt34

This is a good survey of political anthropology. The clip covers many of the concepts discussed in this chapter.


Chapter Twelve

Personhood, Nationhood, and Race:

https://youtu.be/wOXAD38ScmM

This is a very good, but longer (131 minutes), discussion by a brilliant anthropologist, Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Multiculturalism (pluralism) and National Identities:

https://youtu.be/YSBUwNAf0l0

This is another very good, but perhaps challenging, overview by Thomas Hylland Eriksen primarily on the work of Ernest Gellner, with references to Anderson and Said.


Chapter Thirteen

Globalization:

https://youtu.be/aZVAdtgddkg

This is a quick overview of globalization and anthropology.

Globalization and Diaspora:

https://youtu.be/tvCHy1RFJhQ

This is a longer panel discussion (113 minutes) of the impacts of globalization, diaspora, white hegemony, capitalism, and identity.