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Race

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...

Religion

Andrew Buckser

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Religion Introduction Religion represents an ideal subject for anthropologists. It is, on the one hand, a human universal—all groups of people...

Religion and Post-Socialism

Tobias Köllner

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Religion and Post-socialismIntroductionDespite all the differences between different socialist states and different periods, one important feature of ...

Religious Conversion

Henri Gooren

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Religious ConversionIntroductionReligious conversion is a process that entails a change in religious affiliation, worldview, and identity. In turn, th...

Repatriation

Cara Krmpotich

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

RepatriationIntroductionRepatriation is the return of persons, material heritage, and/or associated knowledge to its place of origins. Within anthropo...

Reproductive and Maternal Health in Anthropology

Maya Unnithan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Reproductive and Maternal Health in AnthropologyIntroductionIn anthropology, the subject of maternal health is diffused within the broader areas of th...

Reproductive Technologies

Amy Speier, Caridad Zamarripa

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Reproductive TechnologiesIntroductionReproductive technologies are those technologies that aid in animal and human reproduction. Assisted reproductive...

Rhetoric Culture Theory

Christian Meyer, Felix Girke, Michał Mokrzan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Rhetoric Culture TheoryIntroductionA world in which the truth was certain, the past known, the future transparent, and identity unambiguous might be t...

Rural Anthropology

Sarah E. Cunningham, Nancy R. Rosenberger

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Rural Anthropology Introduction Anthropologists have long examined rural problems and issues. Although much of life today is defined by the ur...

Sahlins, Marshall

Alex Golub

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Marshall Sahlins Introduction Marshall Sahlins (b. 1930–) is an American anthropologist who played a major role in the development of anthropo...

Sapir, Edward

Sean O'Neill

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Edward SapirIntroductionEdward Sapir was the premier linguist among the first generation of American anthropologists. Trained by Franz Boas himself—a ...

Scandinavia

Alison Cool

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Scandinavia Introduction Scandinavia, a region of Northern Europe, includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. In English, the term Scandinavia is o...

Science Studies

Michael Fortun

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Science Studies Introduction Behind the seeming concision and coherence of the name “science studies” lies multi-, inter-, and transdisciplina...

Secularization

Abby Day, Simon Coleman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Secularization Introduction Put most simply, secularization refers to the notion of a society becoming less religious over time, while secular...

Semiotics

Douglas Glick

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Semiotics Introduction Semiotics is broadly concerned with how signs mediate meaningful relationships in human minds, in social interactions, ...

Settler Colonialism

Tate A. LeFevre

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Settler Colonialism Introduction Though often conflated with colonialism more generally, settler colonialism is a distinct imperial formation....

Sex Estimation

Natalie Langley, Beatrix Dudzik

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Sex EstimationIntroductionSex estimation is the process of assessing whether skeletal remains are biologically male or female. Biological anthropologi...

Sexuality

Richard G. Parker, Laura R. Murray

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Sexuality Introduction Research on sexuality (and related topics such as gender, reproduction, and kinship relations) has figured prominently i...

Shamanism

Donald Pollock

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

ShamanismIntroductionShamanism has been regarded as one of the world’s oldest religions as well as one of its newest; evidence of shamanic practice ha...

Skeletal Age Estimation

George Milner, Sara M. Getz

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Skeletal Age EstimationIntroductionKnowing—more properly, estimating—the ages of skeletons from archaeological and forensic contexts is essential, but...

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