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Literary Anthropology

Nigel Rapport

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Literary Anthropology Introduction The field of “literary anthropology” actually covers two fields of study. The first is an exploration of the...

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...

Lévi-Strauss, Claude

Michael Harkin

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Claude Lévi-Strauss Introduction Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908–d. 2009) was the preeminent French anthropologist of the 20th century and one of...

Linguistics, Historical

David Tavárez

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Historical Linguistics Introduction Historical linguistics is a discipline with strong interdisciplinary connections to sociocultural anthropo...

Ethnoscience

John Trumper

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Ethnoscience Introduction Ethnology and ethnography have existed as words and concepts since 1830–1850. Ethnobotany, a name with tentative def...

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...

Ethnography

John L. Jackson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Ethnography Introduction Ethnography is a term that often is employed to describe both a recognizable literary genre within the social sciences...

Consumerism

Jo Littler

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Consumerism Introduction “Consumerism” is a word with multiple meanings and histories. To begin with, it is frequently conflated with “consump...

Economic Anthropology

Chris Hann

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Economic Anthropology Introduction Economic anthropology emerged in the 20th century at the interface between sociocultural anthropology (here...

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...

Douglas, Mary

Perri 6, Paul Richards

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Mary Douglas Introduction Mary Douglas b. 1921–d. 2007 was an anthropologist and social theorist working in the Durkheimian tradition. Most an...

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...

Evolution, Cultural

Alex Mesoudi

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Cultural Evolution Introduction “Cultural evolution” is the idea that human cultural change––that is, changes in socially transmitted beliefs, ...

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 ...

Rural Anthropology

Sarah E. Cunningham, Nancy R. Rosenberger

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Rural Anthropology Introduction Anthropologists have long examined rural problems and issues. Although much of life today is defined by the ur...

Youth Culture

Shalini Shankar

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Youth Culture Introduction The anthropological study of youth began as part of broader inquiries about life cycle, ritual, personhood, and gen...

Ethnoarchaeology

Kodzo Gavua

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Ethnoarchaeology Introduction Ethnoarchaeology is the strategic gathering and studying of ethnographic data on human behavior and its ramificat...

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...

Transnationalism

Bayo Holsey

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Transnationalism ...

Dance Ethnography

Helena Wulff

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Dance Ethnography Introduction An understanding of dance ethnography is twofold. First, it refers to the systematic face-to-face research of d...