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Oren Kroll-Zeldin

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

ColonialismIntroductionFew topics in the discipline of anthropology are as important, and controversial, as colonialism. The historical origins of ant...


Jennifer Patico

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

CommoditiesIntroductionThe anthropology of commodities has a significant history, although it has picked up pace and intensity since the 1980s. Commod...


Jo Littler

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Consumerism Introduction “Consumerism” is a word with multiple meanings and histories. To begin with, it is frequently conflated with “consump...

Cultural Heritage Presentation and Interpretation

John H. Jameson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Cultural Heritage Presentation and InterpretationIntroductionWith conceptual roots going back to the first half of the 20th century, the public interp...

Cultural Heritage, Race and

Jenny Chio

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Race and Cultural HeritageIntroductionAnthropological studies of race and studies of cultural heritage, while related, are rarely in direct conversati...

Cultural Materialism

Frank Elwell, Brian Andrews

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Cultural MaterialismIntroductionMarvin Harris (1927–2001), an American Anthropologist, synthesized the paradigm of cultural materialism in 1968, and b...

Cultural Relativism

Mayanthi Fernando

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Cultural Relativism Introduction In a 1580 essay called “On the Cannibals,” early Enlightenment thinker Michel de Montaigne posited that men a...

Cultural Resource Management

Patrick H. Garrow

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Cultural Resource Management Introduction Cultural resource management, normally referred to as “CRM,” may be defined as cultural heritage man...


Hai Ren

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Culture Introduction Culture is a term that describes and characterizes various ways in which human differences and similarities are recognized...

Culture and Personality

Robert A. LeVine

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Culture and PersonalityIntroduction“Culture and personality” (also known as “personality and culture” and “culture-and-personality studies”) was an in...

Culture, Popular

Elizabeth ErkenBrack, Rebecca Pardo, John L. Jackson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Popular Culture Introduction An ambiguous concept by most accounts, “popular culture” first became a widely used term in the mid-19th century i...


Steven Lubar, Allyson LaForge

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

CuratorshipIntroductionThe traditional work of curators—collecting, caring for, researching, and exhibiting artifacts in museums—has expanded in many ...


Maurizio Forte, Nevio Danelon

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Cyber-ArchaeologyIntroductionCyber-archaeology is a branch of archaeological research concerned with the digital simulation of the past. In this conte...

Dalit Studies

Surinder S. Jodhka, Ujithra Ponniah

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Dalit StudiesIntroductionThe term Dalit has come to be used in relation to the cluster of communities located at the lower end of the hierarchy in the...

Dance Ethnography

Helena Wulff

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Dance Ethnography Introduction An understanding of dance ethnography is twofold. First, it refers to the systematic face-to-face research of d...

de Heusch, Luc

Patrick Laviolette, Pierre de Maret

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Luc De Heusch Introduction A polymath in the true sense of the term, the Belgian Luc de Heusch (b. 1927–d. 2012) was a distinguished social an...


Michele Piazzai, Marilena Vecco

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

DeaccessioningIntroductionDeaccessioning is the technical term referring to the expulsion of objects from museum collections. This would be considered...


Elizabeth Chin

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

DesignIntroductionIf anthropology is about anything humans have ever done from the emergence of primates until now, design covers a territory that is ...

Design, Anthropology and

Todd E. Nicewonger

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Anthropology and Design Introduction While anthropological studies of design expertise are not new, recent publications, conferences, and onli...


Jemima Pierre

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Diaspora Introduction Diaspora is a term used to describe the mass, often involuntary, dispersal of a population from a center (or homeland) t...

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