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Bass, William M.

Hugh Berryman, Mitzi P. Dunkley, Tiffany Saul

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

William M. BassIntroductionWilliam M. “Bill” Bass (b. 1928) is a well-known forensic anthropologist made famous for creating the Anthropology Research...


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...


Jan J. Lorenz

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

BeliefIntroductionBelief has been one of the central concerns in anthropological and sociological studies of religion since the onset of the two disci...

Benedict, Ruth

Judith Schachter

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Ruth BenedictIntroductionRuth Fulton Benedict, an American anthropologist (1887–1948), is best known for her contribution to the “culture and personal...

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...


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...


Mara Buchbinder

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

BioethicsIntroductionThe discipline of bioethics emerged in the United States in the 1960s as a response to several prominent controversies in medical...

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...

Biological Citizenship

Jessica Mulligan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Biological CitizenshipIntroductionBiological citizenship—also called medical citizenship; biocitizenship; health citizenship; therapeutic citizenship—...

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 ...

Bone Histology

Sam D. Stout, Timothy P. Gocha, Mary Beth Cole, Amanda M. Agnew

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Bone HistologyIntroductionSkeletal analysis is integral to research in biological anthropology, especially in fields such as forensic anthropology, bi...


Colin Hoag

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

BureaucracyIntroductionThe term "bureaucracy" refers broadly to administration and official procedure in states, corporations, and other complex organ...

Business Anthropology

Marietta L. Baba, Christine Heyes LaBond

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Business AnthropologyIntroductionBusiness refers to an institutional field comprised of privately and publicly owned firms, public organizational enti...


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...


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 ...


Deepa Reddy

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

CasteIntroductionCaste has been the subject of curiosity, debate, protest, investigation, reform, and outrage for over a century, and stands still as ...

Charles Sanders Peirce and Anthropological Theory

Mark A. Sicoli, Matthew Wolfgram

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Charles Sanders Peirce and Anthropological TheoryIntroductionThe American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce (b. 1839–d. 1914) has had a profound, exp...

Childhood Studies

Helen B. Schwartzman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Childhood StudiesIntroductionAnthropologists writing in the late 19th and early 20th century did not consider children to be a central focus of their ...

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