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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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

Social Anthropology (British Tradition)

Henrika Kuklick

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Social Anthropology (British Tradition) Introduction Social anthropology has been one of Great Britain’s most successful intellectual exports. ...

Social Movements

Yarimar Bonilla

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Social Movements Introduction Within anthropology the literature on social movements has examined a wide arrange of processes and practices of ...


Bambi Chapin, Christine El Ouardani, Kathleen Barlow

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

SocializationIntroductionSocialization refers to the process through which people develop culturally patterned understandings, behaviors, values, and ...

Society for Visual Anthropology, History of

Stephanie Takaragawa

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

History of Society for Visual AnthropologyIntroductionThe Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) was founded as a section of the American Anthropologic...

Socio-Cultural Approaches to the Anthropology of Reproduction

Elise Andaya, Mounia El Kotni

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Socio-Cultural Approaches to the Anthropology of ReproductionIntroductionAttention to reproduction within anthropology emerged in early cross-cultural...


Kara Becker

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sociolinguistics Introduction Sociolinguistics is the study of language in culture and society, within the field of linguistics. In its broad ...

Sound Ethnography

Kimberly Powell, Walter Gershon

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Sound EthnographyIntroductionOften referred to as sonic ethnography, sound ethnography is the methodological, theoretical, epistemological, and ontolo...

Space and Place

Denise Lawrence-Zuniga

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Space and PlaceIntroductionThe study of space and place as distinct dimensions of culture apart from ethnographic accounts has since the 1990s spawned...

Stable Isotopes

Eric Bartelink

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Stable IsotopesIntroductionStable isotope analysis refers broadly to a series of chemical methods used to study phenomena such as earth systems, the h...

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