Anthro Basics: Key Terms and Ideas

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Anthropology
The study of people,
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Behaviour
Observable events involving humans or animals.
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Action
Actors can reflect upon what they do, calling attention to the intentional aspect of human existence.
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Status
A status is a socially defined aspect of a person which defines a social relationship and entails certain rights and duties in relation to others.
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Agency
The ability to know that you are acting, and being able to reflect upon action. Often thought of as free thought and action.
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Actor
An acting person, this term also includes collective actors.
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Category
A category of persons who have something in common at level of classification without ever functioning as an unit.
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Observable events involving humans or animals.

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Behaviour

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Actors can reflect upon what they do, calling attention to the intentional aspect of human existence.

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A status is a socially defined aspect of a person which defines a social relationship and entails certain rights and duties in relation to others.

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The ability to know that you are acting, and being able to reflect upon action. Often thought of as free thought and action.

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