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Archaeology and the Body

Julie K. Wesp, Rosemary A. Joyce

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Archaeology and the BodyIntroductionThe body has become a central focus of archaeological research as practitioners ask questions about the role of in...

Archaeology of Childhood

Jane Eva Baxter

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Archaeology of ChildhoodIntroductionThe archaeology of childhood is an area of scholarly inquiry that makes explicit archaeological interests in child...

Archaeology of the Senses

Jo Day

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Archaeology of the SensesIntroductionThe influence of the “sensory turn” in the social sciences was first manifested in archaeology in the late 1990s ...

Archaeology, Global

Claire Smith, Heather Burke

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Global ArchaeologyIntroductionGlobal archaeology is the archaeology of globalization, documenting and unearthing the material markers of its origins, ...

Archaeology, Historical

Charles E. Orser, Jr.

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Historical ArchaeologyIntroductionHistorical archaeology is a relatively new field, having been professionalized only since the 1960s. Some historical...

Archaeology, Indigenous

George P. Nicholas

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Indigenous ArchaeologyIntroductionWhat has become known as “indigenous archaeology” took form in the 1990s through efforts to ensure a place for desce...


David Zeitlyn

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

ArchivesIntroductionArchives and archival studies have an increasingly high profile within anthropology. The term gets used to cover several different...


Jeremy MacClancy

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Art/Aesthetics Introduction The anthropology of art includes within its ambit the anthropological study of any aspect of artistic production, ...


Deborah Reed-Danahay

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

AutoethnographyIntroductionThe term autoethnography is subject to different interpretations and some controversy. It can refer to the ethnography of o...

Bakhtin, Mikhail

Chaise LaDousa

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Mikhail BakhtinIntroductionMikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (b. 1895–d. 1975) was a literary theorist whose work remained obscure until the last decade of...

Bass, William M.

Hugh Berryman, Mitzi P. Dunkley, Tiffany Saul

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

William M. BassIntroductionWilliam M. “Bill” Bass (b. 1928) is a well-known forensic anthropologist made famous for creating the Anthropology Research...


Stephanie Sadre-Orafai

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Beauty Introduction While anthropologists have examined aesthetic forms and practices from the discipline’s inception, interest in beauty cult...


Jan J. Lorenz

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

BeliefIntroductionBelief has been one of the central concerns in anthropological and sociological studies of religion since the onset of the two disci...

Benedict, Ruth

Judith Schachter

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Ruth BenedictIntroductionRuth Fulton Benedict, an American anthropologist (1887–1948), is best known for her contribution to the “culture and personal...

Binford, Lewis

David Meltzer

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Lewis Binford Introduction Lewis R. Binford (b. 1931–d. 2011) was an American archaeologist who had a profound impact on the thinking and prac...


Kristina Killgrove

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Bioarchaeology Introduction The study of the human bodies of past cultures, bioarchaeology became a major research area in the social sciences...

Biocultural Anthropology

Daniel Lende

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Biocultural Anthropology Introduction Biocultural anthropology exists at the intersection of cultural and biological approaches. Given how con...


Mara Buchbinder

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

BioethicsIntroductionThe discipline of bioethics emerged in the United States in the 1960s as a response to several prominent controversies in medical...

Biological and Physical Anthropology

Janet M. Monge

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Biological and Physical Anthropology Introduction Biological anthropology, often referred to as physical anthropology, is one of the tradition...

Biological Citizenship

Jessica Mulligan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Biological CitizenshipIntroductionBiological citizenship—also called medical citizenship; biocitizenship; health citizenship; therapeutic citizenship—...

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