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Symbolic Anthropology/Interpretivism

A investigation of the Symbolic Anthropology/Interpretivism theory of social change

Jake Severino

on 2 December 2010

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Transcript of Symbolic Anthropology/Interpretivism

Theory of Social Change Social Change
When structural shifts occur in society Social researchers have attempted to theoretically explain the nature of changing human societies which has resulted in the establishment of a number of social change theories Evolutionary Fuctionalist Conflict Structuralism Feminism Postmodernism SYMBOLIC ANTHROPOLOGY/INTERPRETIVE Each culture develops in their own unique, distinctive way. Therefore, anthropologists can analyse cultures by interpreting symbols and rituals Key Theorist: Clifford Geertz
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