Learning Objectives

After you have read this chapter, you will be able to:

2.1 Describe the 19th-century origins of anthropology and the research style of anthropologists of that era

2.2 Tell who Franz Boas and Bronislaw Malinowski were and explain their importance to the development of anthropology

2.3 Discuss participant observation and appraise its importance in anthropology

2.4 Give examples of research conducted from emic and etic perspectives

2.5 Analyze the role of cross-cultural research in anthropology and describe some of the tools used to conduct it

2.6 Summarize the importance of feminism and postmodernism in the development of anthropology

2.7 Describe collaborative and engaged anthropology and comment on the advantages and problems associated with them

2.8 List examples of the ethical dilemmas facing anthropology