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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—...

Boas, Franz

Vernon J. Williams

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Franz Boas Introduction Franz Boas was a scholar, professional, and activist who almost single-handedly transformed American anthropology from ...

Bone Histology

Sam D. Stout, Timothy P. Gocha, Mary Beth Cole, Amanda M. Agnew

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Bone HistologyIntroductionSkeletal analysis is integral to research in biological anthropology, especially in fields such as forensic anthropology, bi...


Colin Hoag

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

BureaucracyIntroductionThe term "bureaucracy" refers broadly to administration and official procedure in states, corporations, and other complex organ...

Business Anthropology

Marietta L. Baba, Christine Heyes LaBond

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Business AnthropologyIntroductionBusiness refers to an institutional field comprised of privately and publicly owned firms, public organizational enti...


Donald Robotham

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Capitalism Introduction The study of capitalism covers a wide range of issues from the economic to the civilizational which can easily overwhe...

Cargo Cults

Lamont Lindstrom

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Cargo Cults Introduction When the Second World War ended in 1945, anthropologists resumed their studies of Pacific Island societies with new i...


Aisha Khan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Caribbean Introduction The Caribbean region, also at times referred to as the Atlantic World, consists of populations residing in the islands ...


Deepa Reddy

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

CasteIntroductionCaste has been the subject of curiosity, debate, protest, investigation, reform, and outrage for over a century, and stands still as ...

Charles Sanders Peirce and Anthropological Theory

Mark A. Sicoli, Matthew Wolfgram

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Charles Sanders Peirce and Anthropological TheoryIntroductionThe American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce (b. 1839–d. 1914) has had a profound, exp...

Childhood Studies

Helen B. Schwartzman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Childhood StudiesIntroductionAnthropologists writing in the late 19th and early 20th century did not consider children to be a central focus of their ...

Christianity, Anthropology of

Simon Coleman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Anthropology of Christianity Introduction Anthropologists have studied examples of Christian worship ever since the early days of the discipli...


Sian Lazar

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

CitizenshipIntroductionAt its most fundamental, citizenship means political belonging, and to study citizenship is to study how we live with others in...

Clinical Trials

Salla Sariola

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Clinical TrialsIntroductionClinical trials are tests of safety and efficacy for drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics. Methods by with which trials are con...

Cobb, William Montague

Rachel Watkins

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

William Montague Cobb Introduction William Montague Cobb (b. 12 October 1904–d. 20 November 1990) was the first African American to receive a ...

Code-switching and Multilingualism

Jenanne K. Ferguson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Code-switching and MultilingualismIntroductionOne of the central discussions in studies of multilingual communities and societies has been how to clas...

Cognitive Anthropology

Giovanni Bennardo

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Cognitive Anthropology Introduction Cognitive anthropology is the study of human cognition in cultural and cross-cultural contexts. Cognition i...

Cole, Johnnetta

Marla Frederick

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Johnnetta Cole Introduction Best known as America’s “Sister President,” anthropologist Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a scholar/activist who has ded...

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