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Sahlins, Marshall

Alex Golub

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Marshall Sahlins Introduction Marshall Sahlins (b. 1930–) is an American anthropologist who played a major role in the development of anthropo...

Scandinavia

Alison Cool

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Scandinavia Introduction Scandinavia, a region of Northern Europe, includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. In English, the term Scandinavia is o...

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 ...

Turner, Victor

Graham St. John

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Victor Turner Introduction Victor W. Turner (b. 1920–d. 1983) was a symbolic anthropologist whose comparative investigations of ritual and cul...

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...

Virtual Ethnography

Bianca Williams

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Virtual Ethnography Introduction In the early 1990s, there was a small group of anthropologists calling for the discipline to take seriously t...

Visual Anthropology

Marcus Banks

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Visual Anthropology Introduction Visual anthropology can be broadly understood as the anthropological study of the visual and the visual study ...

Whorfian Hypothesis

Daniel Casasanto

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Whorfian Hypothesis Introduction The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (a.k.a. the Whorfian hypothesis) concerns the relationship between language and tho...

Willey, Gordon

Damien B. Marken

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Gordon Willey Introduction Gordon Randolph Willey (b. 1913–d. 2002) was an American archaeologist best known for his pioneering studies of New...

Witchcraft

Isak Niehaus

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Witchcraft Introduction Witchcraft refers to a belief in the perpetration of harm by persons through mystical means. The history of witch perse...

Wolf, Eric R.

Josiah McC. Heyman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Eric R. Wolf Introduction Eric R. Wolf (b. 1923–d. 1999) received a BA in anthropology from Queens College, City University of New York, and a ...

Writing Culture

Olaf Zenker

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Writing Culture Introduction Writing Culture is the title of a highly influential volume, edited by James Clifford and George Marcus in 1986...