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Cultural Relativism

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...

Cultural Resource Management

Patrick H. Garrow

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Cultural Resource Management Introduction Cultural resource management, normally referred to as “CRM,” may be defined as cultural heritage man...


Hai Ren

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Culture Introduction Culture is a term that describes and characterizes various ways in which human differences and similarities are recognized...

Culture and Personality

Robert A. LeVine

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Culture and PersonalityIntroduction“Culture and personality” (also known as “personality and culture” and “culture-and-personality studies”) was an in...

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...


Steven Lubar, Allyson LaForge

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

CuratorshipIntroductionThe traditional work of curators—collecting, caring for, researching, and exhibiting artifacts in museums—has expanded in many ...


Maurizio Forte, Nevio Danelon

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Cyber-ArchaeologyIntroductionCyber-archaeology is a branch of archaeological research concerned with the digital simulation of the past. In this conte...

Dalit Studies

Surinder S. Jodhka, Ujithra Ponniah

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Dalit StudiesIntroductionThe term Dalit has come to be used in relation to the cluster of communities located at the lower end of the hierarchy in the...

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...

de Heusch, Luc

Patrick Laviolette, Pierre de Maret

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Luc De Heusch Introduction A polymath in the true sense of the term, the Belgian Luc de Heusch (b. 1927–d. 2012) was a distinguished social an...


Michele Piazzai, Marilena Vecco

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

DeaccessioningIntroductionDeaccessioning is the technical term referring to the expulsion of objects from museum collections. This would be considered...


Elizabeth Chin

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

DesignIntroductionIf anthropology is about anything humans have ever done from the emergence of primates until now, design covers a territory that is ...

Design, Anthropology and

Todd E. Nicewonger

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Anthropology and Design Introduction While anthropological studies of design expertise are not new, recent publications, conferences, and onli...


Jemima Pierre

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Diaspora Introduction Diaspora is a term used to describe the mass, often involuntary, dispersal of a population from a center (or homeland) t...

Digital Anthropology

Tom Boellstorff, Ethiraj Dattatreyan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Digital Anthropology Introduction Digital anthropology is an emerging field focused on the Internet-related transformations that make possible...

Disability and Deaf Studies and Anthropology

Leila Monaghan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Disability and Deaf Studies and AnthropologyIntroductionThis article presents works on Deaf culture and language and disability topics of interest to ...

Douglas, Mary

Perri 6, Paul Richards

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

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

Drake, St. Clair

Aimee Meredith Cox

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

St. Clair Drake Introduction John Gibbs St. Clair Drake’s groundbreaking scholarship continues to be highly influential in the theoretical fram...


Gordon Ingram

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Dreaming Introduction The topic of dreaming was relatively marginalized by most anthropologists for much of the 20th century. Since the 1980s,...

Durkheim and the Anthropology of Religion

Paul-Francois Tremlett

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Durkheim and the Anthropology of ReligionIntroductionÉmile Durkheim (b. 1858–d. 1917) is regarded, alongside Max Weber, as a founder of the discipline...

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