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Agriculture

Andrew Flachs, Glenn Stone

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Agriculture Introduction Because food production is so central to human life, scholars have had a long interest in agriculture, its origins, a...

Anorexia Nervosa

Karin Eli, Stanley Ulijaszek

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Anorexia Nervosa Introduction With its multidimensional etiology, rich history, and increasingly complex epidemiology, anorexia nervosa has em...

Anthrozoology

Molly Mullin

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Anthrozoology Introduction Anthrozoology examines humans’ relationships with animals. As an interdisciplinary field, anthrozoology connects wi...

Applied Anthropology

Barbara Rose Johnston

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Applied Anthropology Introduction As a term and a subject area, applied anthropology refers to that broad array of research, methods, and outco...

Archaeology

Wendy Ashmore, Thomas C. Patterson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Archaeology Introduction Archaeology is a historical social science concerned with study of past societies and cultures through material traces...

Archaeology, Historical

Charles E. Orser

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Historical Archaeology ...

Archaeology, Indigenous

George P. Nicholas

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Indigenous Archaeology Introduction What has become known as “indigenous archaeology” took form in the 1990s through efforts to ensure a place...

Art/Aesthetics

Jeremy MacClancy

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Art/Aesthetics Introduction The anthropology of art includes within its ambit the anthropological study of any aspect of artistic production, ...

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 ...