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Ethnographic Films from Iran

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Ethnographic Films from IranIntroductionIranian ethnographic films began with a focus on preserving Iran’s diverse traditions and indigenous cultures....


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...

Ethnography Apps and Games

Samuel Gerald Collins

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Ethnography Apps and GamesIntroductionAlthough there are numerous precedents in the history of anthropology, the presence of apps and games in ethnogr...

Ethnohistory and Historical Ethnography

Bronwen Douglas, Dario Di Rosa

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Ethnohistory and Historical EthnographyIntroductionThis article situates ethnohistory historically, conceptually, methodologically, and geographically...


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...


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...


Damien Stankiewicz

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

EuropeIntroductionTo a large degree, sociocultural anthropology was born out of European encounters with unfamiliar peoples whom they sought to unders...

Evans-Pritchard, E. E.

Roger Just

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

E.E. Evans-Pritchard Introduction Sir Edward Evans Evans-Pritchard (b. 1902–d. 1973), known to his friends, colleagues, and students as “E-P,”...

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, ...

Evolutionary Cognitive Archaeology

Frederick L. Coolidge, Thomas Wynn

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Evolutionary Cognitive ArchaeologyIntroductionCognitive archaeology may be divided into two branches. Evolutionary cognitive archaeology (ECA) is the ...

Evolutionary Theory

Jonathan Marks

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Evolutionary Theory Introduction Evolutionary theory is often distinguished from the fact of the historical, genealogical relationships among ...

Experimental Archaeology

Alan Outram, Linda Hurcombe

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Experimental ArchaeologyIntroductionExperimental archaeology is a multifaceted approach employed by a wide and rapidly expanding range of exponents in...

Federal Indian Law

Leo Killsback

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Federal Indian LawIntroductionFederal Indian law (FIL), also known as American Indian law, is the body of doctrine that regulates the political relati...

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;...

Film, Ethnographic

Matthew Durington

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ethnographic Film Introduction Ethnographic film is the visual manifestation of anthropological practice organized into a lineal and moving me...


Simon J. Bronner

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

FolkloreIntroductionFolklore as a scholarly term is used in a broad sense to refer to manifestations of traditional knowledge: that is, cultural pract...


Brad Weiss

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

FoodIntroductionThe study of food is at once a classic theme in anthropological theorizing, as well as a burgeoning field in contemporary ethnography....

Forensic Anthropology

Nicholas Márquez-Grant, Vail Johnson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Forensic AnthropologyIntroductionForensic anthropology (or “forensic physical anthropology,” some may argue) can be defined as the application of phys...


Kathe Managan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Francophonie Introduction The term “Francophonie” can be used to refer broadly to French-speaking areas, especially those outside of France, o...

Frazer, Sir James George

Robert Segal

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Sir James George FrazerIntroductionJames George Frazer was the son of a prosperous Scottish pharmacist. He was educated at the University of Glasgow a...

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