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  nn M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The concept of "applied anthropology" dates back to at least 1906, when it was used to announce the establishment of a diploma program at Oxford, while the term "practical anthropology" was used as early as the 1860s by James Hunt, founder of the Anthropological Society of London (Eddy and Partridge 1987: 4).
According to Foster, "'applied anthropology' is the phrase commonly used by anthropologists to describe their professional activities in programs that have as their primary goals changes in human behavior believed to ameliorate contemporary social, economic, and technological problems, rather than the development of social and cultural theory" (1969: 54).
Anthropology was first used in the administration of the British colonies under the rubric of indirect rule (originated by Lord Lugard) by Northcote Thomas in Nigeria in 1908 (Foster 1969: 187).
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/applied.htm   (2378 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ANTHROPOLOGY [anthropology] classification and analysis of humans and their society, descriptively, culturally, historically, and physically.
Physical anthropology focuses basically on the problems of human evolution, including human paleontology and the study of race and of body build or constitution (somatology).
Applied anthropology is the practical application of anthropological techniques to areas such as industrial relations and minority-group problems.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a/anthrpgy.asp   (412 words)

 Anthropology 295 Syllabus - Loker, William
We will discuss the social context in which applied anthropology is carried out and how this influences professional practice including a discussion of ethical issues.
We will examine the textbook's discussion of different styles of applied anthropology ("action," "advocacy," "brokering," etc.) as well as additional examples of specialization with the practice of applied anthropology (medical, educational, business, international development and work in federal, state and local government agencies, etc.).
Applied anthropology is a particularly difficult topic to teach through "book learning;" as the author of your text points out, it is an art learned through practice.
www.csuchico.edu /anth/syllabi/Loker/Fall/SYL_ANTH295.html   (926 words)

 Anthropology Streams
Applied anthropologists use knowledge from all four fields to approach and help to solve practical problems.
At Laurentian the focus is on applied anthropology, particularly in the areas of health, heritage/cultural resource management and modernisation/development.
Applied sociocultural anthropologists use ethnological insights and ethnographic methods to evaluate and help solving contemporary social problems.
www.laurentian.ca /anthro/streams.html   (621 words)

 Maxwell School: Department of Anthropology
Anthropology at Syracuse is committed to comparative research on the diversity of human life and advocates a holistic viewpoint that attends to ramifications of human life as seen through the traditional four subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and socio-cultural anthropology).
Within sociocultural anthropology, the department has strengths in: issues of cultural and socio-economic change, of language and power, the cultural and political dimensions of religious systems, space and its use by humans, environmental issues, conflict studies, and local-level political economies and their ties with the larger global political economy, particularly through processes of globalization.
The field of anthropological praxis is continually evolving, encompassing applied anthropology, activist anthropology, and the study of social movements.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /anthro   (529 words)

 Applied Anthropology
Today, most applied anthropologists are practitioners who use cross-cultural knowledge and anthropological methods for research and action around the world, not only from a university base.
Practicing anthropology may not be a road to riches but it offers creative, critical professionals wider employment opportunities than ever before.
More employers are discovering the relevance of anthropology--and applied and practicing anthropologists are, according to recent research, more satisfied with their employment and better paid than their colleagues in other branches of the discipline.
www.csulb.edu /programs/applied-anthro   (417 words)

 Department of Anthropology - Appalachian State University
The faculty are especially strong in theoretical anthropology, gender studies, Appalachian Studies, applied anthropology, sustainable development and field archaeology.
The Department of Anthropology is committed to a comparative and holistic approach to the study of the human experience.
As such, the program in anthropology offers the opportunity for understanding world affairs and problems within the total context of the human experience and for constructing solutions to world problems which are firmly grounded in that context.
www.acs.appstate.edu /dept/anthro   (309 words)

 NAPA Bulletin 19: Applied Anthropology on the Internet Home Page
It is meant to be practical and useful for all applied social scientists, and the tone is somewhat less formal than traditional academic writing.
The purpose of this NAPA Bulletin is to enhance the ways in which applied and practicing anthropologists, as well as those from other applied disciplines, can use the Internet to communicate.
As to relevance, a 1997 AAA poll showed that by the year 2000, ninety percent of anthropology departments in the US will have their own Web sites, and eighty-eight percent of department chairs said that the Web is or soon would be an important departmental tool.
www.aaanet.org /napa/publications/napa19/19napdex.html   (1240 words)

 The University of Adelaide Library | Applied Anthropology : a guide to library resources
Anthropology in use : a source book on anthropological practice (1991) [print only] - presents descriptions of over 400 case studies on policy research, community action & development projects which in turn serve as a chronicle of the development of applied anthropology & anthropological practice
Applied anthropology : tools and perspectives for contemporary practice (2000) [print only] - emphasises methodologies in applied research as well as providing a solid grounding in the history, activities, and ethical concerns of applied anthropology
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology - a research and training unit dedicated to the practical application of anthropological principles and to the development of anthropological theory and methods
www.adelaide.edu.au /library/guide/soc/anthro/subj/appl.html   (451 words)

 Anthropology at UNT: What is Applied Anthropology?
Applied anthropology is simply "anthropology put to use" (to quote John Van Willigen).
Anthropology can be used to solve problems in an enormous variety of fields.
The flexibility of their possible career directions means that applied anthropologists often have a creative, entrepreneurial bent.
www.unt.edu /anthropology/applied.htm   (204 words)

 applied anthropology | Anthropology.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is an excellent opportunity for professionals with a background in anthropology to apply their degrees towards cultural studies in corporate environments.
Like applied anthropology, virtual anthropology, is a subdiscipline of cultural anthropology that tries to use the practices and theory of anthropology to solve immediate problems about human beings and their culture.
Virtual anthropology differs from applied anthropology in that virtual anthropology is being used more specifically than applied anthropology in the economic field; by corporations and companies who hire anthropologists, trained in ethnographies, to help them understand their consumers and trends better.
anthropology.net /tags/applied_anthropology   (1127 words)

 Applied Anthropology — www.greenwood.com
Few among us have even attempted to provide such a comprehensive sense of applied work, and fewer still have been so attentive to practical concerns of those students and practitioners who are becoming our next generation of applied anthropologists.
Description: Applied Anthropology: An Introduction (3rd edition) is a text focused on the use of the methods and theories of anthropology to solve the practical problems of human communities.
These are coupled with chapters on the history of the development of applied anthropology, ethics, anthropology in development, and policy.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/H832.aspx   (268 words)

 Week 9: Applied Anthropology
Unfortunately, this limited power of influence may often be the fate of advocacy or representative anthropology, when the anthropologist is advocating unpopular positions or representing unpopular causes.
Despite such difficulties, a growing trend in anthropology is in applying anthropological theory and methods in a number of settings, as described in Scupin.
One difficult issue is reconciling the notion of cultural relativism, a central value in anthropology, with the existence of injustices in the world.
www.behaviorresearch.net /amwclass09.htm   (1559 words)

 Applied Anthropology — www.greenwood.com
The introductory and concluding essays written by the editors tie the content of each chapter to the history and the future of the discipline, reflecting their extensive knowledge of applied anthropology, its origins, and its accomplishments.
Description: Applied Antrhopology: Domains of Application, edited by Satish Kedia and John van Willigen, comprises essays by prominent scholars on the potential, accomplishments, and methods of applied anthropology.
With their genuine commitment to protecting the diversity and vitality of human communities, applied anthropologists working in real-life settings have and will continue to have a lasting impact on people around the world.
www.greenwood.com /books/bookdetail.asp?sku=B7842   (443 words)

 Anthropology and Sociology - Applied Anthropology Graduate Diploma
The aim of this course is to equip graduates with theoretical, analytical and practical skills required for practice in the fields of applied native title and cultural heritage anthropology.
The aim of this course is to produce graduates with a capacity for independent research and professional practice in the fields of native title and cultural heritage anthropology.
She has undertaken applied native title and cultural heritage research since 1994, and gained her PhD in Anthropology at the Australian National University in 2002.
www.anthropology.arts.uwa.edu.au /home/applied_anthropology   (1489 words)

 ISU- Applied Anthropology Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems.
The unifying factor is a commitment to the mission of our association - professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are making an impact on the quality of life in the world today.
Applied anthropologists are professional consultants and on-board problem solvers in many fields that require a theoretical and practical understanding of human cultural behavior or human biology.
www.public.iastate.edu /~anthr_info/anthropology/Applanthlinks.html   (234 words)

 Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida
Anthropology at UF The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida is one of the best in the country, ranked 11th among all university anthropology departments in the last National Research Council rating.
The department maintains a holistic approach to anthropology and offers training in all fields of the discipline, including cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and applied anthropology.
There are over sixty anthropologists and anthropology affiliates on campus, including thirty-five on the Department of Anthropology faculty.
www.anthro.ufl.edu   (259 words)

 Table of contents for Applied anthropology
Applied Anthropology: Context for Domains of Application 1 Satish Kedia and John van Willigen 2.
Applied Anthropology and Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement 308 Anthony Oliver-Smith 8.
Anthropology Applied to Education 419 Nancy P. Greenman 10.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005017486.html   (193 words)

 Anthropology Program - Graduate Program - Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Applied anthropologists use anthropological knowledge to solve practical problems for agencies, community groups, or other clients.
There is a growing demand for anthropologists with practical experience and applied training to work in local, state, and federal government agencies and in private businesses and non-governmental organizations.
Students in applied cultural anthropology may not collect data during their internship without prior approval of their major advisor and the Institutional Review Board at Mississippi State University.
www.msstate.edu /dept/anthropology/programs/grad/index.html   (1023 words)

 Ecological and Environmental Anthropology at the University of Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ecological and Environmental Anthropology at the University of Georgia
Anthropology at the University of Georgia reflects the 21st century landscape of this most human of disciplines.
These provide the unique basis for the four major anthropological fields of study at UGA: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and most recently, Applied Anthropology.
anthro.dac.uga.edu   (82 words)

 PSU anthropology home
Anthropology is the holistic study of the human species, centered on the study of human evolution and on human biological and cultural diversity through the subfields of Archaeology, Biological (Physical) Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Linguistics.
As a Department, we have chosen to focus on teaching and research in these areas: Native American prehistory and ethnography; Applied Anthropology and public policy; Asian society and culture; primate ecology and evolution; and Environmental Anthropology.
As scholars, we are committed to the highest quality teaching in the classroom and the field; to ongoing research both in Portland and abroad; and to active engagement in wider university and community programs.
www.anthropology.pdx.edu   (146 words)

 Awards - Applied Anthropology: Careers and Resources
Awarded by the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Bronislaw Malinowski Award is presented to an outstanding social scientist in recognition of efforts to understand and serve the needs of the world's societies and who has actively pursued the goal of solving human problems using the concepts and tools of social science.
Jointly awarded by the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association, this award celebrates Margaret Mead’s tradition of bringing public attention to the ways that anthropology addresses social and cultural issues.
Recognizes recent outstanding achievements that have contributed to the development of anthropology as an applied science and have had important impacts on public policy.
www.fiu.edu /~wiedmand/appliedanthronet/awards.htm   (172 words)

 Sociology, Applied   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The M.A. in Applied Sociology prepares students for careers in program development and evaluation, policy analysis, and research and consulting in the fields of health, disability, aging and human development, gender and women's health, technology in society and comparative/international sociology.
The M.A. in Applied Sociology is designed to prepare students to be research or policy analysts with employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
The course will explore theoretical models of public policy and apply them to aging policy, examine major public-policy controversies facing the aging society, study the role of organizations in the policy process, provide tools for analyzing social policies in aging and expose students to key literature in aging and social policy.
www.umbc.edu /gradschool/gradcatalog/sociology.html   (3627 words)

 Society for Applied Anthropology in Manitoba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Society for Applied Anthropology in Manitoba has been active since its reorganization in 1996.
A group of academics, students and professionals are dedicated to application of anthropological knowledge to the solution or mitigation of current social and cultural problems within the Province of Manitoba.
The society is engaged in critical examination of theory and practice applied locally and abroad, in monitoring social, political and economic implications of public policy, special government initiatives, and specific legal decisions.
www.saaminc.org   (203 words)

 cultural and social anthropology resources
__ While the anthropology of death may not be the cheeriest of subjects, it is an important one.
A Field Statement on the Anthropology of Religion..
.__ "Almost as old as the field of anthropology itself are anthropological attempts to analyze what has been thought to be a genuine cultural universal: religion." Paper about the subject which covers aspects ranging from ancestor worship to definitions of ritual.
www.archaeolink.com /cultural_social_anthropology_index.htm   (1281 words)

 Media and Anthropology Project: Applied Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is a part of our Media and Anthropology Project (MAP), which seeks to link journalists and anthropologists for their mutual understanding and benefit, and to better serve the public.
The Media and Anthropology Project is an outgrowth of the long-time interest in media and anthropology of the USF Anthropology Department.
The media and anthropology project, known as MAP, started the fall of 1996 with a group of graduate students and department faculty, who met regularly to discuss ways of developing interactions between the news media and anthropology.
www.cas.usf.edu /anthropology/media/about.html   (592 words)

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