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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...


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...

Science Studies

Michael Fortun

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Science Studies Introduction Behind the seeming concision and coherence of the name “science studies” lies multi-, inter-, and transdisciplina...


Abby Day, Simon Coleman

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...


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, ...

Settler Colonialism

Tate A. LeFevre

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Settler Colonialism Introduction Though often conflated with colonialism more generally, settler colonialism is a distinct imperial formation....


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...


Donald Pollock

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Shamanism Introduction Shamanism has been regarded as one of the world’s oldest religions as well as one of its newest; evidence of shamanic p...

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 ...


Bambi Chapin, Christine El Ouardani, Kathleen Barlow

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Socialization Introduction Socialization refers to the process through which people develop culturally patterned understandings, behaviors, values, and ...


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 ...


Liam D. Murphy

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Structuralism Introduction Few schools of anthropological theory are as closely identified with the work of one individual as structuralism (o...

Sub-Saharan Africa, Democracy in

Amber Reed

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa Introduction Independence from colonial governments happened in rather quick succession across the African continent, ro...


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...


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...


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...

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