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Beauty

Stephanie Sadre-Orafai

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Beauty Introduction While anthropologists have examined aesthetic forms and practices from the discipline’s inception, interest in beauty cult...

Binford, Lewis

David Meltzer

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Lewis Binford Introduction Lewis R. Binford (b. 1931–d. 2011) was an American archaeologist who had a profound impact on the thinking and prac...

Bioarchaeology

Kristina Killgrove

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Bioarchaeology Introduction The study of the human bodies of past cultures, bioarchaeology became a major research area in the social sciences...

Biocultural Anthropology

Daniel Lende

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Biocultural Anthropology Introduction Biocultural anthropology exists at the intersection of cultural and biological approaches. Given how con...

Biological and Physical Anthropology

Janet M. Monge

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Biological and Physical Anthropology Introduction Biological anthropology, often referred to as physical anthropology, is one of the tradition...

Boas, Franz

Vernon J. Williams

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Franz Boas Introduction Franz Boas was a scholar, professional, and activist who almost single-handedly transformed American anthropology from ...

Business Anthropology

Marietta L. Baba

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Business Anthropology Introduction In the broadest sense, business anthropology is inquiry or practice within the business domain that is gr...

Capitalism

Donald Robotham

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Capitalism Introduction The study of capitalism covers a wide range of issues from the economic to the civilizational which can easily overwhe...

Cargo Cults

Lamont Lindstrom

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Cargo Cults Introduction When the Second World War ended in 1945, anthropologists resumed their studies of Pacific Island societies with new i...

Caribbean

Aisha Khan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Caribbean Introduction The Caribbean region, also at times referred to as the Atlantic World, consists of populations residing in the islands ...

Christianity, Anthropology of

Simon Coleman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Anthropology of Christianity Introduction Anthropologists have studied examples of Christian worship ever since the early days of the discipli...

Cobb, William Montague

Rachel Watkins

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

William Montague Cobb Introduction William Montague Cobb (b. 12 October 1904–d. 20 November 1990) was the first African American to receive a ...

Cognitive Anthropology

Giovanni Bennardo

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Cognitive Anthropology Introduction Cognitive anthropology is the study of human cognition in cultural and cross-cultural contexts. Cognition i...

Commodities

Jennifer Patico

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Commodities Introduction The anthropology of commodities has a significant history, although it has picked up pace and intensity since the 198...

Consumerism

Jo Littler

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Consumerism Introduction “Consumerism” is a word with multiple meanings and histories. To begin with, it is frequently conflated with “consump...

Culture

Hai Ren

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Culture Introduction Culture is a term that describes and characterizes various ways in which human differences and similarities are recognized...

Culture, Popular

Elizabeth ErkenBrack, Rebecca Pardo, John L. Jackson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Popular Culture Introduction An ambiguous concept by most accounts, “popular culture” first became a widely used term in the mid-19th century i...

Dance Ethnography

Helena Wulff

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Dance Ethnography Introduction An understanding of dance ethnography is twofold. First, it refers to the systematic face-to-face research of d...

Design, Anthropology and

Todd E. Nicewonger

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Anthropology and Design Introduction While anthropological studies of design expertise are not new, recent publications, conferences, and onli...

Diaspora

Jemima Pierre

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Diaspora Introduction Diaspora is a term used to describe the mass, often involuntary, dispersal of a population from a center (or homeland) t...

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