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Africa, Anthropology of

Dillon Mahoney

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Anthropology of AfricaIntroductionAnthropological research in Africa has a long and storied history. Even before the trained British professional anth...


Jason Danely

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

AgingIntroductionAnthropological interest in age initially followed two strands that reflected the divide between structural functionalism in the Unit...


Andrew Flachs, Glenn Stone

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Agriculture Introduction Because food production is so central to human life, scholars have had a long interest in agriculture, its origins, a...

Animal Ritual

John Hartigan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2022-11-29

Animal RitualIntroductionRituals are a universal aspect of vertebrate life; they mediate interactions that range from routine to stressful. Rituals en...

Animal Sanctuaries

Elan Abrell

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-06-23

Animal SanctuariesIntroductionAnimal sanctuaries are human-created spaces for the protection and care of animals rescued from conditions of violence, ...

Anorexia Nervosa

Karin Eli, Stanley Ulijaszek

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Anorexia Nervosa Introduction With its multidimensional etiology, rich history, and increasingly complex epidemiology, anorexia nervosa has em...

Anthropocene, The

Nicholas Kawa

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

The AnthropoceneIntroductionSoon, the Anthropocene will be formally submitted as a chronostratigraphic unit of the Geological Time Scale. This means, ...

Anthropological Activism and Visual Ethnography

Jonathan S. Marion, James Scanlan

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Anthropological Activism and Visual EthnographyIntroductionSince the development of mechanical visual technologies—such as still and moving photograph...

Anthropology and Theology

J. Derrick Lemons

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Anthropology and TheologyIntroductionThe anthropologies of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and Buddhism have inherent theologies that need to ...

Anthropology of Islam

Saba Mahmood, Jean-Michel Landry

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Anthropology of IslamIntroductionThe emergence of Islam as an object of anthropological inquiry results from a series of shifts internal to the discip...

Anthropology of Kurdistan

Chris Houston

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Anthropology of KurdistanIntroductionOutside of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, surrounding states and the United Nations do not rec...

Anthropology of the Senses

Kelvin E.Y. Low

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Anthropology of the SensesIntroductionEstablished over the past several decades, scholarship on anthropology of the senses has built upon cognate and ...


Molly Mullin, Dafna Shir-Vertesh

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Anthrozoology Introduction Anthrozoology examines humans’ relationships with animals. As an interdisciplinary field, anthrozoology connects wi...

Antiquity, Ethnography in

James Adam Redfield

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Ethnography in AntiquityIntroductionToday “ethnography” refers to three things simultaneously: it is a term for a body of scientific knowledge; a meth...

Applied Anthropology

Barbara Rose Johnston

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Applied Anthropology Introduction As a term and a subject area, applied anthropology refers to that broad array of research, methods, and outco...


Meriel McClatchie

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

ArchaeobotanyIntroductionArchaeobotany explores people’s engagement with plants and landscapes through analysis of preserved plant remains. Delicate, ...

Archaeological Education

Michael Corbishley

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Archaeological EducationIntroductionWas there ever a time before there was archaeological education? In the 1920s the topic began to be discussed by s...


Wendy Ashmore, Thomas C. Patterson

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Archaeology Introduction Archaeology is a historical social science concerned with study of past societies and cultures through material traces...

Archaeology and Museums

Alex Barker

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Archaeology and MuseumsIntroductionIf archaeology is a historical social science concerned with study of past societies and cultures through material ...

Archaeology and Political Evolution

Gary M. Feinman

Subject: Anthropology »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

Archaeology and Political EvolutionIntroductionHumans are able to aggregate and cooperate at scales larger than almost all other animals. In contrast,...

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