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Performance Studies

D. Soyini Madison

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Performance Studies Introduction Performance has evolved into ways of comprehending how human beings fundamentally make culture, affect power,...

Political Anthropology

Ajantha Subramanian

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Political Anthropology Introduction Political anthropology emphasizes context, process, and scale. The field has been most concerned with the c...

Poverty, Culture of

Dana-Ain Davis

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Culture of Poverty Introduction The term culture of poverty emerged in 1959 to explain why people were poor. The culture of poverty concept del...

Primatology

Christina J. Campbell

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Primatology Introduction Primatology, the scientific study of the members of the order Primates is, by its very nature, a multidisciplinary fie...

Processual Archaeology

William H. Krieger

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Processual Archaeology Introduction Processual archaeology (also known as new or scientific archaeology) is a theoretical movement rooted in th...

Psycholinguistics

Asifa Majid

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Psycholinguistics Introduction Talking and listening appear to be easy and effortless. What could be simpler? However, the apparent simplicity...

Psychological Anthropology

Andrew Beatty

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Psychological Anthropology Introduction Psychological anthropology is the study of psychological topics using anthropological concepts and met...

Public Archaeology

Jeremy A. Sabloff

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Public Archaeology Introduction Public archaeology refers to those aspects of the broad field of archaeology that relate to the public interest...

Public Sociocultural Anthropologies

Peggy Reeves Sanday

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Public Sociocultural Anthropologies Introduction In its early history as a distinct social science discipline, anthropology’s public outreach c...

Relativism, Cultural

Mayanthi Fernando

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Cultural Relativism Introduction In a 1580 essay called “On the Cannibals,” early Enlightenment thinker Michel de Montaigne posited that men a...

Secularization

Simon Coleman, Abby Day

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Secularization Introduction Put most simply, secularization refers to the notion of a society becoming less religious over time, while secular...

Semiotics

Douglas Glick

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Semiotics Introduction Semiotics is broadly concerned with how signs mediate meaningful relationships in human minds, in social interactions, ...

Sexuality

Richard G. Parker, Laura R. Murray

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Sexuality Introduction Research on sexuality (and related topics such as gender, reproduction, and kinship relations) has figured prominently i...

Social Anthropology (British Tradition)

Henrika Kuklick

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Social Anthropology (British Tradition) Introduction Social anthropology has been one of Great Britain’s most successful intellectual exports. ...

Social Movements

Yarimar Bonilla

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Social Movements Introduction Within anthropology the literature on social movements has examined a wide arrange of processes and practices of ...

Sociolinguistics

Kara Becker

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sociolinguistics Introduction Sociolinguistics is the study of language in culture and society, within the field of linguistics. In its broad ...

Tourism

Carla Guerrón Montero

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Tourism Introduction Anthropology has expanded and changed radically by including within its purview the study of tourism. In spite of the ubiq...

Transnationalism

Bayo Holsey

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Transnationalism ...

Urban Anthropology

Mérida M. Rúa, Arlene Torres

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Urban Anthropology Introduction Urban anthropology investigates cities and the sociocultural experiences and practices of urban dwellers in rel...

Violence

Deborah A. Thomas

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Violence Introduction One of the hallmarks of the contemporary moment is a pervasive sense of the anarchic proliferation of, if not an actual i...

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