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Legal Pluralism

Carol J. Greenhouse

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Legal PluralismIntroductionLegal pluralism is a major theme for anthropologists concerned with law, and integral to anthropology’s fundamental concern...

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...

Liberalism, Anthropology of

Aaron Ansell

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Anthropology of LiberalismIntroductionAnthropology has long had a love-hate relationship to liberalism. As the disciplinary proponents of other cultur...

Linguistic Anthropology

Valentina Pagliai

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Linguistic Anthropology Introduction Alternatively called linguistic anthropology or anthropological linguistics, this subfield of anthropology...

Linguistic Relativity

John Leavitt

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Linguistic RelativityIntroductionA principle of linguistic relativity was proposed by the American linguists Edward Sapir (b. 1884–d. 1939) and Benjam...

Linguistics, Historical

David Tavárez

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Historical LinguisticsIntroductionHistorical linguistics is a discipline with strong interdisciplinary connections to sociocultural anthropology, ethn...


Laura Sterponi, Paul F. Lai

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Literacy Introduction Prior to representing a concern of academic inquiry and national and international policy, literacy defines the conditio...

Literary Anthropology

Nigel Rapport

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Literary Anthropology Introduction The field of “literary anthropology” actually covers two fields of study. The first is an exploration of the...


Pamela A. Moro

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Magic Introduction Theories of magic began with the mid-19th century origins of anthropology. Despite periodic attempts to dissolve the concept...

Malinowski, Bronisław

Chris Holdsworth

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Bronisław MalinowskiIntroductionBronisław Malinowski (b. 1884–d. 1942) is arguably the most influential anthropologist of the 20th century, certainly ...

Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and Visual Anthropology

Ira Jacknis

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and Visual AnthropologyIntroductionThe work of Margaret Mead (b. 1901–d. 1978) and Gregory Bateson (b. 1904–d. 1980) h...

Maritime Archaeology

Alexis Catsambis, Benjamin Ford, Jessi Halligan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Maritime ArchaeologyIntroductionMaritime archaeology is an evolving field whose main focus is understanding and interpreting the past relationship bet...


Nancy E. Levine

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Marriage Introduction The anthropological study of marriage has undergone a series of transformations over the past 150 years, as have individ...

Material Culture

Sophie Woodward

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Material Culture Introduction The study of material culture centers upon objects, their properties, and the materials that they are made of, a...

Mathematical Anthropology

Dwight W. Read

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Mathematical AnthropologyIntroductionMathematical anthropology has as its raison d’être formally expressing models, ideas, and concepts developed by a...

Matriarchal Studies

Barbara Alice Mann, Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Matriarchal StudiesIntroduction and DefinitionEvidence of matriarchy had always existed in Western chronicles, albeit scattered or hidden amid other e...

Mead, Margaret

Paul Shankman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Margaret MeadIntroductionMargaret Mead (1901–1978) was the best-known anthropologist of the 20th century. At the time of her death, she was also one o...

Media Anthropology

Rebecca Pardo, Elizabeth ErkenBrack, John L. Jackson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Media Anthropology Introduction Although anthropologists have long addressed topics related to media and communications technologies, some ha...

Medical Anthropology

Michele Rivkin-Fish

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Medical Anthropology Introduction Medical anthropology examines health and illness, disease categories and treatments, the body, biotechnologi...

Medical Technology and Technique

Sameena Mulla

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Medical Technology and TechniqueIntroductionThe rich array of anthropological research on medical technology has primarily been carried out by anthrop...

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