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Cultural anthropologists might compare the culture of the medical world to that of the world of finance, or the culture of professional athletes to that of the legal profession.
Some anthropologists take a cross-disciplinary approach to the field, studying linguistics, chemistry, nutrition, or behavioral science, and applying those disciplines’ methodologies to their study of culture.
In the end, few anthropologists leave the profession because of the amount of time, resources, and intellectual energy invested in becoming an anthropologist-usually, those dissatisfied with their choice of career leave during graduate school, before their careers have truly started.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=8   (555 words)

 Social scientists, other
Anthropologists and archaeologists, geographers, and sociologists will experience average growth, but slower-than-average growth is expected for historians and political scientists because they enjoy fewer opportunities outside of government and academic settings.
For example, anthropologists, archaeologists, and geographers may travel to remote areas, live among the people they study, learn their languages, and stay for long periods at the site of their investigations.
Anthropologists and sociologists will find opportunities performing policy research for consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies in such areas as crime, ethnic conflict, public health, and refugee policy.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos054.htm   (2512 words)

 KiwiCareers - Anthropologist / Print Page
Anthropologists study and compare present and past societies and cultures, and write and present reports on their findings.
Anthropologists need to have an awareness and understanding of a range of cultures, and should be able to adapt to life in different environments.
Anthropologists usually interact with a wide variety of people, including people from different cultures, other anthropologists and scholars, students of anthropology, and other social scientists such as archaeologists, sociolinguists and sociologists.
www.kiwicareers.govt.nz /jobs/13b_soc/j26321h.htm   (1993 words)

 Job Guide 2005
Anthropologists study the origin, development and functioning of human societies and cultures, as they exist now or have existed throughout history.
Anthropologists are concerned with the complexities of social and cultural life, including religion and rituals, family and kinship systems, languages, art and music, symbolism, and economic and political systems.
Anthropologists' main research method is fieldwork, living with the people being studied and learning by participation in activities, often under difficult conditions.
jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au /jobdetails.cfm?jobid=426   (301 words)

While these anthropologists frequently work together to answer the many questions of science, each has their area of expertise and tools that they use to work.
To understand what a socio-cultural anthropologist does you will need to imagine for a moment what would happen if you were suddenly transported to a very different culture in a different part of the world, and told you had to stay there for a year or more.
For example, it is not enough for a biological anthropologist to discover that a local diet results in deficiencies of vitamin A and therefore increases the possibility of blindness.
www.unm.edu /~murrellj/what_is_anthropologisttutorial.HTM   (520 words)

 anthropologist < Academics < Career < People < : news feed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The bones have enchanted many anthropologists who have come to accept the interpretation of these diminutive skeletons marooned on Flores with dwarf elephants...
anthropologist could have told you 10 years ago is never going to happen.
Ibm also plans to use cultural anthropologists to try to glean the connections and...
schema-root.org /people/career/academics/anthropologists   (495 words)

 Activist Anthropologist's Toolkit
The experiences that allow anthropologists to work in different situations with different people; the experiences that make it possible to work well across social and cultural boundaries.
A perspective that permits the anthropologist to be the perfect intermediary in disputes and conflicts.
A perspecitve that permits the anthropologists to identify issues in a dispute that might not be apparent to others.
faculty.plattsburgh.edu /richard.robbins/legacy/activist_toolkit.html   (407 words)

 anthropologist career zone ejodhpur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As an anthropologist you'll write and present your research findings to the concerned party for whom the research is carried out.
Anthropologists here study the different cultural groups and trace the cultural evolution and patterns of change over a period of time.
Cultural anthropologists study socio-economic changes, changes in value systems in various societies, cultural difference and the origin of such difference, evolution of languages, man-woman relations in human societies in different cultures over the years, etc.
www.jodhpurcity.com /anthropologist.htm   (885 words)

The forensic anthropologist would also assist in the positive identification of an individual through the matching of physical descriptors--matching of body x-rays, etc...
Normally, the forensic anthropologist goes for the graduate degree and at the present time there are graduate degrees in forensic anthropology with the degree, there are programs that offer 1 on 1 work with a forensic anthropologist who works with law enforcement, so students do get experience.
Whereas the forensic anthropologist assists the medical examiner in their work by helping to determine the age, sex, race, height, and other information where the person is either skeletonized or decomposed, or burned beyond recognitionn, or if there are only partial remains.
www.courttv.com /talk/chat_transcripts/foranth.html   (1861 words)

 American Anthropologist March 1980 Vol
Moreover, cultural analysis is reserved for non-Western' medical systems, reflecting partly the relative paucity of anthropological studies of "the Western world" and partly the likelihood that anthropologists who do find themselves working within Western medical contexts are not welcome to the study of basic premises, symbols, and social structure.
As the authors note, " 'The anthropologist, to work in a hospital or medical school, must be accepted by the establishment." (p.
Included are suggestions about why anthropologists seem to prefer to study mental hospitals, plus information about alternative and changing forms of hospitalization that is seldom available in me sociology books.
sunsite.berkeley.edu /Anthro/foster/pub/reviews/fo19.html   (991 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Beatrice Blyth Whiting, anthropologist, dies at 89
Beatrice Blyth Whiting, a leading anthropologist of childhood and professor emerita of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, died on Sept. 29 of pneumonia at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.
Whiting was a pioneer in psychological anthropology and the comparative study of child development, and was one of the first women to be appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard University.
Her methods combined the anthropologist's knowledge of local communities and families with the psychologist's systematic assessments of child behavior and development.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/10.09/20-whiting.html   (629 words)

 Anthropologist 02:2003 EXPLORER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As explained by Julie Campbell, an anthropologist who has been a consultant to companies such as Mobil Oil and Arco Indonesia, companies who blunder their public relations with cultures very different from their own in their initial forays into a region are likely to be prevented from returning.
It's a relatively new concern, of course; in past centuries, all a Western power had to do was to subdue a native people and then exploit their natural resources.
This is where a cultural anthropologist such as Campbell comes in, who started doing her own research into various tribes in the early 1980s.
www.aapg.org /explorer/2003/02feb/campbell.cfm   (1126 words)

 Anthropologist assists in police investigations
As a physical anthropologist, with expertise in anatomy and skeletal structure, Rosenberg can determine several characteristics about a person from examining their bones, and using her skills as a forensic scientist comes with her profession.
If it is not a full skeleton, the first thing she determines is whether the bones are animal or human, she said.
A graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in cultural anthropology, Rosenberg received her doctorate in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan and came to UD in 1987.
www.udel.edu /PR/UpDate/98/39/anthrop.html   (979 words)

 An anthropologist was deep in the Amazon jungle. He and his native guide :: Short Jokes > Jokes_002 > An anthropologist ...
An anthropologist was deep in the Amazon jungle.
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anthropologist saw a beautiful young girl walk out of a hut.
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 Anthropologist Pleads For Fewer Humans, More Saved Species
That may seem a strange response for an anthropologist who has spent his career studying both the bones of our million-year-old human ancestors in Africa and the ecological drain modern humans place on their world.
“As an anthropologist, I’m obviously fascinated by humans,” he proclaims, “but at the same time, humans have been around for a very long time and we have to take some responsibility as a species for what we do to the planet.
He believes that anthropologists have a slight edge over ecologists in seeing the extent of the threat on biodiversity.
researchnews.osu.edu /archive/sparnatr.htm   (734 words)

 FunnyStrange.com: cultural anthropologist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I wish now that we had let Lauren in one the joke; she knew obviously that Lisa didn't do all those things, but didn't realize we were appropriating each others' lives.
Then she might have believed that Lisa really is a cultural anthropologist who plays soccer and designs tarot cards.
The outgoing cultural anthropologist in question is the ex-girlfriend of the guy who virtually chased me out of grad school.
www.funnystrange.com /diary/archives/000556.php   (726 words)

 Tennessee Anthropologist -- Abtracts :: Tennessee Archaeology Network
In their studies of preliterate and prehistoric ecology, anthropologists and ecologists have tended to focus on the effects of various environmental parameters on the course of cultural evolution at the expense of the opposite direction of the culture/environment interactive process.
This paper relates the personal experiences of an anthropologist who teaches in a regional school where anthropology is not well known as a means of drawing a possible suggestion for graduate training for future anthropology teachers.
The focus of this article is the anthropologist's role in using historic structures as housing for the working poor.
www.mtsu.edu /~kesmith/TNARCH/Publications/TAAAbstracts.html   (19603 words)

 Beth Barrie
[Anthropologists in the Manchester school] are analyzing the development of social relations themselves, under the conflicting pressures of discrepant principles and values, as the generations change and new persons come to maturity.
Believing the liminal stage to be of "crucial importance" in the ritual process, Turner explored the idea of liminality more seriously than other anthropologists of his day.
One method for determining the influence of an anthropologist is to examine anthropology textbooks to see which, if any, of his ideas are presented.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/turner.htm   (3070 words)

 LEVISTRA.LEC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Claude Levi-Strauss is a French anthropologist, most well-known for his development of structural anthropology.
In his book The Elementary Structures of Kinship, Levi-Strauss argued that kinship relations--which are fundamental aspects of any culture's organization--represent a specific kind of structure; you might think of genealogical charts, with their symbols for father and mothers, sisters and brothers, as an example of kinship systems represented as structures.
We don't have to worry too much about this section (pp.815b-818b) because the details he discusses aren't as relevant to the analysis of literature as they are to anthropology.
www.colorado.edu /English/ENGL2012Klages/levi-strauss.html   (1630 words)

 Smithsonian digs ECU anthropologist's find
ECU anthropologist Charles Ewen and his students have been working with the Smithsonian this summer to identify the remains contained in two Civil War-era cast iron caskets unearthed in Kinston, N.C. It had been hoped the caskets contained a grandson of the late Gov. Richard Caswell.
ECU anthropologist Charles Ewen checks out a Civil War era casket found in Kinston, N.C., and brought to the Smithsonian this month for further study.
Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley, who came to Kinston to retrieve the coffins, looks on (left).
www.ecu.edu /cs-admin/news/releases/2005/08/081105ewensmithsonian.cfm   (258 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: An Anthropologist on Mars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The stories in An Anthropologist on Mars are medical case reports not unlike the classic tales of Berton Roueché in The Medical Detectives.
The title story in Anthropologist is that of autistic Temple Grandin, whose own book Thinking in Pictures gives her version of how she feels--as unlike other humans as a cow or a Martian.
Oliver Sacks has always had a knack for deftly explaining the sometimes confusing world of neurology, but "Anthropologist" is a remarkable series of case studies.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0394281519   (995 words)

 Elsie Clews-Parsons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elsie Clews Parsons was a cultural anthropologist and folklorist, best known for her work among the Hopi and Pueblo tribes.
Although she was born into a privileged and socially prominent family, she became an outspoken feminist and social critic.
On a trip to the southwest United States in 1915 she met anthropologist Franz Boas.
www.cas.usf.edu /anthropology/women/elsie/Elsieclews.html   (442 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
May apply anthropological data and techniques to solution of problems in human relations in fields, such as industrial relations, race and ethnic relations, social work, political administration, education, public health, and programs involving transcultural or foreign relations.
May specialize in application of anthropological concepts to current problems and be designated Applied Anthropologist (profess.
May specialize in study of relationships between language and culture and socialinguistic studies and be designated Anthropological Linguist (profess.
www.stepfour.com /jobs/055067010.htm   (159 words)

 The Chronicle: 12/6/2002: Israeli Icon Under Fire
Early in the excavation, the team found the remains of a man, woman, and child in Herod's former palace on the northern side of the plateau.
In one of the Yadin team's nightly discussions, an anthropologist estimated that the woman had been 17 or 18 years old, the man between 20 and 22, and the child 11 to 12.
In the same discussion, Yadin responded that the man and women could be a couple, but that the woman could not be the child's mother because of their ages.
chronicle.com /free/v49/i15/15a01601.htm   (3371 words)

 Indianz.Com Message Board - If you were an anthropologist....
It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed.
Posted - 02/09/2005 : 10:29:39 AM If I were a cultural anthropologist, I would dig up old posts by irritating white folks who insult a native community and then make some sort of commentary on the conditions these people faced.
I don't see a problem with learning about a different culture (like I'm doing) AS LONG AS you always keep in mind that it is a different culture, and as such it's got to be treated with respect.
www.indianz.com /board/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12816&whichpage=2   (1417 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Works and Lives: The Anthropologist As Author   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The anthropologist's source of power in convincing the reader that his accounts are authentic lies not in his giving scientific data but in his ability to recount his experiences among the people group he's working with.
The only way to prevent this boundary from arising is for the anthropologist to incorporate into his writing the participatory aspect of his experiences with the people he has lived among.
Geertz exemplifies this by saying that death is something universal, something that happens everywhere, among every kind of people, no matter which race, color or gender, whether adult or children; yet anthropologists have minimized this fact when describing death within their people group by focusing on the exotic, curious and sometimes violent rituals.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804717478?v=glance   (1237 words)

 The Consumer Anthropologist : Marketing : HBS Working Knowledge
So welcome the idea of ethnographic market research, which uses the anthropologist's tool kit of methods and theories.
Using the anthropologist's tool kit of methods and theories, ethnographers are giving corporations an inside look at the cultural trends, attitudes, and lifestyle factors that influence consumer decisions about everything from bathtubs and toothpaste to insurance and batteries.
The beauty of the methodology, says Patti Sunderland, an anthropologist and partner in B/R/S Group's Chicago office, is that it's inductive rather than deductive.
hbswk.hbs.edu /item.jhtml?id=2514&t=marketing   (1312 words)

 Nat' Academies Press, Biographical Memoirs V.58 (1989)
As he recorded in A North Africa Story: The Anthropologist as OSS Agent (1980), he was recruited in deepest secrecy before the 1942 Allied landing in North Africa to stimulate an uprising against Spain among the Rif tribes, if Spain should decide to join the Axis powers.
He welcomed anthropologists of every level, from senior to the most junior, to his home in West Gloucester, Massachu- setts, on the edge of the Ipswich marshes.
He was president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists for 1962 and 1963.
www.nap.edu /books/030903938X/html/108.html   (3869 words)

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