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NAGPRA and Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects

Russell Thornton, Jamie Geronimo Vela

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

NAGPRA and Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural ObjectsIntroductionHundreds of thousands—some say 1 million—Native American skel...

Narrative in Sociocultural Studies of Language

Hilary Parsons Dick, Claudia P. Segura, Nancy Dennehy

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Narrative in Sociocultural Studies of LanguageIntroductionNarrative is a way of using language and other signs (images, gestures, etc.) to produce a c...


Michael Herzfeld

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Nationalism Introduction The erstwhile concentration of anthropologists on small, bounded communities often appeared to occlude such encompassi...

Needham, Rodney

Colin Kidd

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Rodney NeedhamIntroductionRodney Needham (b. 1923–d. 2006) was a brilliant and daring anthropologist, possessed of considerable imagination and theore...


Kathleen Hall, Rachael Stephens

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

NeoliberalismIntroductionNeoliberalism as a political economic philosophy emerged from a long history of over fifty years of debate within a transnati...

NGOs, Anthropology of

Mark Schuller, David Lewis

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Anthropology of Ngos Introduction Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become increasingly important institutional actors in most societ...

Niche Construction

Emily A. Schultz

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-06-23

Niche ConstructionIntroductionNiche construction is a concept that originated in evolutionary biology. It challenges the assumption that ecological ni...

Northwest Coast, The

Leslie H. Tepper

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

The Northwest CoastIntroductionThe distinctive culture of the Indigenous populations on the Northwest Coast (NWC) and their colonial history—from Euro...

Oceania, Archaeology of

Ethan E. Cochrane

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Archaeology of OceaniaIntroductionOceania comprises the islands of the Pacific Ocean and nearby seas originally settled from Island Southeast Asia by ...

Paleolithic Art

Iain Davidson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Paleolithic ArtIntroductionPaleolithic art first came to the attention of scholars through excavations in French caves (Lartet and Christy 1875, cited...


René Bobe

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

PaleontologyIntroductionPaleontology is the study of the history of life through the fossil record. It is part of the Earth sciences because fossils d...

Performance Studies

D. Soyini Madison

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Performance Studies Introduction Performance has evolved into ways of comprehending how human beings fundamentally make culture, affect power,...


Jillian R. Cavanaugh

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Performativity Introduction Performativity is the power of language to effect change in the world: language does not simply describe the world...


Dafna Shir-Vertesh

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

PersonhoodIntroductionPersonhood is a fluid analytical term with diverse and debated meanings. It is often hard to discern who is considered to be a p...


Marina Vanzolini, Pedro Cesarino

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Perspectivism Introduction Perspectivism is a concept originally coined by the Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro to encapsul...

Philosophy of Museums

Victoria S. Harrison, Philip Tonner

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Philosophy of MuseumsIntroductionMuseums and their practices of collection, curation, and exhibition raise a host of philosophical questions. The phil...


John Eade, Evgenia Mesaritou

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

PilgrimageIntroductionThe multifaceted nature of contemporary pilgrimage cannot be understood from one particular discipline and, as a consequence, it...

Political Anthropology

Ajantha Subramanian

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Political Anthropology Introduction Political anthropology emphasizes context, process, and scale. The field has been most concerned with the c...

Postprocessual Archaeology

Robert W. Preucel

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Post-processual ArchaeologyIntroductionPost-processual archaeology refers to an intellectual movement in Anglo-American archaeology that emerged in th...


Gareth Euan Hamilton

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

PostsocialismIntroductionTrying to give a simple definition of postsocialism is not simple, which is not merely academic poise—in the texts that are s...

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