Historical Particularists and Unilineal Evolutionists; Fieldwork:
How did the anthropology of the American Historical Particularists differ from that of the Unilineal Evolutionists? Where did each of these schools of anthropology obtain their data? Franz Boas is considered to be the founder of the American school of anthropology. What were his critical ideas that are so important to modern anthropology, and why do they continue to be of such significance?
What are some of the methods that ethnographers use in conducting fieldwork? What sorts of challenges you would have to overcome in order to do fieldwork in a different culture? Have you ever been in a different cultural environment? If you have, what was it like, and how did you feel?