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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 ...

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...

Feminist Anthropology

Lisa Anderson-Levy

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Feminist Anthropology Introduction Feminist anthropology is simultaneously a critique of male as well as Euro-centered and biased anthropology;...

Human Evolution

Jonathan Marks

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Human Evolution Introduction The changes from Miocene ape to modern person, over several million years, make up the subject matter of human evo...

Ethnomusicology

Louise Meintjes, Ana María Ochoa, Thomas Porcello, David W. Samuels

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Ethnomusicology Introduction Questions concerning the social significance of music have a long history within the interdisciplinary field of e...

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