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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...

Geertz, Clifford

Matthew D. Thompson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Clifford Geertz Introduction Clifford Geertz (b. 1926–d. 2006) has had a tremendous impact on cultural anthropology and, more generally, all of...


Rebecca L. Upton

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Gender Introduction Gender is a key concept in the discipline of anthropology. Sex and gender are defined differently in anthropology, the form...

Gender and Religion

Sophie Bjork-James

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Gender and ReligionIntroductionGender is central to most religious orders. In turn, religions have a significant impact on gendered relations. The stu...

Gene Flow

Blaine Maley

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Gene Flow Introduction Gene flow is a term that describes mechanisms of gene transfer from one population to another. In anthropology, gene fl...

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