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NGOs, Anthropology of

Mark Schuller, David Lewis

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Anthropology of Ngos Introduction Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become increasingly important institutional actors in most societ...

Mead, Margaret

Paul Shankman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Margaret Mead Introduction Margaret Mead (b. 1901–d. 1978) was the best-known anthropologist of the 20th century. At the time of her death, s...

Legal Anthropology

Tobias Kelly

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Legal Anthropology Introduction Legal practices, processes, and claims are among the most powerful forces that shape our lives. Legal anthropol...

Museum Anthropology

Alaka Wali, Rosa Cabrera, Jennifer Anderson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Museum Anthropology Introduction The field of museum anthropology predates the institutionalization of anthropology as an academic disciplin...

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...

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...

Mendel, Gregor

Anne Buchanan, Kenneth Weiss

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Gregor Mendel Introduction Gregor Mendel (b. 1822–d. 1884) was an Augustinian friar from what is now the Czech Republic. He became known posth...


Nancy E. Levine

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Marriage Introduction The anthropological study of marriage has undergone a series of transformations over the past 150 years, as have individ...

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...

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...


James S. Bielo

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Missionization Introduction Missionization is a term that references a historical process of religious evangelism. The term most often refers ...

Militarism, Anthropology and

David Price

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Anthropology and Militarism ...

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...

Language and Law

Justin B. Richland, Anna Weichselbraun

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Language and Law Introduction The emergence since the 1970s of social scientific and humanistic studies of law that orient to its linguistic, ...

Gene Flow

Blaine Maley

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Gene Flow Introduction Gene flow is a term that describes mechanisms of gene transfer from one population to another. In anthropology, gene fl...

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. ...


Melanie Griffiths

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Identity Introduction Anthropologists have long been fascinated by how individuals and collectives understand and construct themselves and one...


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...

Malinowski, Bronislaw

Chris Holdsworth

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Bronisław Malinowski Introduction Bronisław Malinowski (b. 1884–d. 1942) is arguably the most influential anthropologist of the 20th century, ...

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 ...

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