General Cultural Anthropology

Course Description

Dr. Doug Hayward explains the basic aspects of culture that anthropologists use to analyze people groups. Hayward's Christian approach to anthropology offers a nuanced and comprehensive understanding of culture to his audience. Notably, Hayward discusses how Christians can reasonably utilize the idea of cultural relativism in both research and missions.

Topics: the nature of people in culture; worldview and perception; culture change; a study of the subsystems of cultures, including social organization, religion, language and related topics.

General Cultural Anthropology
Lecture 16: Types of Marriages in Different Cultures
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

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# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Why We Study Anthropology (15:41) Play Video
2 What Kind of Anthropologists are There? What is Worldview? (1:02:27) Play Video
3 What is a Worldview? What are the Types of Worldviews? (1:08:52) Play Video
4 Cultural Relativity and the Dangers of Absolute Relativism (55:09) Play Video
5 Worldviews and Cultural Perspective (1:10:12) Play Video
6 Anthropological Theory (1:08:09) Play Video
7 Anthropological Theory - Part 2 (1:02:36) Play Video
8 Food Gathering Methods, Pt 1 (1:07:41) Play Video
9 Food Gathering Methods, Pt 2 (1:12:35) Play Video
10 Advanced Agriculture Techniques (1:10:25) Play Video
11 Hermeneutics and Cultural Implications (1:01:54) Play Video
12 Social Implications of Reciprocity (1:12:41) Play Video
13 Economic Issues in Society: Capitalism and the Free Market (1:13:00) Play Video
14 Marriage and the Regulation of Sexual Behaviors (43:15) Play Video
15 The Function of Marriage (56:27) Play Video
16 Types of Marriages in Different Cultures (1:07:17) Play Video
17 Kinship Societies (55:52) Play Video
18 God and Culture (1:06:16) Play Video
19 Who Should We Follow? Leadership in Societies (46:06) Play Video
20 Leadership in Societies: Tribal Communities (1:03:41) Play Video
21 Societal Categorizations (59:26) Play Video
22 Implications of Different Societies and Theories on Poverty (1:02:51) Play Video
23 Religion and Cosmology (1:10:31) Play Video
24 Religion and Cults (56:37) Play Video


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