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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...

Poverty, Culture of

Dana-Ain Davis

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Culture of Poverty Introduction The term culture of poverty emerged in 1959 to explain why people were poor. The culture of poverty concept del...


Christina J. Campbell

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Primatology Introduction Primatology, the scientific study of the members of the order Primates is, by its very nature, a multidisciplinary fie...

Primitivism and Race in Ethnographic Film: A Decolonial Re-visioning

Arjun Shankar

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Primitivism and Race in Ethnographic Film: A Decolonial Re-visioningIntroductionEthnographic film, given its history as a vestige of colonial visual c...

Processual Archaeology

William H. Krieger

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Processual ArchaeologyIntroductionProcessual archaeology (also known as new or scientific archaeology) is a theoretical movement rooted in the 1960s–1...


Asifa Majid

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Psycholinguistics Introduction Talking and listening appear to be easy and effortless. What could be simpler? However, the apparent simplicity...

Psychological Anthropology

Andrew Beatty

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Psychological AnthropologyIntroductionPsychological anthropology is the study of psychological topics using anthropological concepts and methods. Amon...

Public Archaeology

Jeremy A. Sabloff

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Public Archaeology Introduction Public archaeology refers to those aspects of the broad field of archaeology that relate to the public interest...

Public Sociocultural Anthropologies

Peggy Reeves Sanday

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Public Sociocultural Anthropologies Introduction In its early history as a distinct social science discipline, anthropology’s public outreach c...


Ryan Cecil Jobson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

RaceIntroductionThe study of race has defined anthropology since its formalization as an academic discipline in the 19th century. The early history of...

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