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  Encyclopedia: Cultural anthropology
Cultural anthropology, also called social anthropology or socio-cultural anthropology, forms one of four commonly-recognized fields of anthropology, the holistic study of humanity.
Such ethnographers and their students promoted the idea of "cultural relativism", the view that one can only understand another person's beliefs and behaviors in the context of the culture in which he or she lived.
Cultural relativism is the principle that an individual humans beliefs and activities make sense in terms of his or her own culture.
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 Cultural anthropology - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cultural anthropology, also called social anthropology or socio-cultural anthropology, is one of four commonly recognized fields of anthropology, the holistic study of humanity.
They and their students promoted the idea of "cultural relativism," that a person's beliefs and behaviors could only be understood in the context of the culture in which he or she lived.
These anthropologists are still concerned with the distinct ways people in different locales experience and understand their lives, but they often argue that one cannot understand these particular ways of life solely in the local context; one must analyze them in the context of regional or even global political and economic relations.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /cultural_anthropology.htm   (1047 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: Cultural anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cultural anthropology, also called social anthropology or socio-cultural anthropology, is one of four commonly recognized fields of anthropology (The social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings), the holistic study of humanity.
Modern socio-cultural anthropology has its origins in 19th century "ethnology." Ethnology (The branch of anthropology that deals with the division of humankind into races and with their origins and distribution and distinctive characteristics) involves the systematic comparison of human societies.
In the early 20th century socio-cultural anthropology developed in different forms in Europe (The 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles) and the United States.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cu/cultural_anthropology.htm   (845 words)

 Ecological Anthropology
Ecological anthropology is also a reaction to idealism, which is the idea that all objects in nature and experience are representations of the mind.
Furthermore, Steward was disillusioned with historical particularism and culture area approaches, and he subsequently emphasized environmental influences on culture and cultural evolution (Barfield 1997:448).
Steward sought the causes of cultural changes and attempted to devise a method for recognizing the ways in which culture change is induced by adaptation to the environment (Steward 1955:4).
www.as.ua.edu /ant/Faculty/murphy/ecologic.htm   (4321 words)

 SocioSite: CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anthropology is taken in its widest sense, and includes scholars in the physical and social sciences, as well as the humanities.
Generative anthropology (GA) attempts to understand cultural phenomena in the simplest terms possible: all things human are traced back to their source in the hypothetical scene of origin in which human beings as sign-using creatures first emerged.
The objects span a broad range of cultural diversity, from semi-sedentary agriculturalists in the rain forests of Malaysia, to Bedouin nomads, and to the peasants and poets, philosophers and statesman of India and China.
www2.fmg.uva.nl /sociosite/topics/anthropo.html   (4231 words)

 Cultural Anthropology of Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
And every language is a vast pattern-system, different from others, in which are culturally ordained the forms and categories by which the personality not only communicates, but also analyzes nature, notices or neglects types of relationship and phenomena, channels his reasoning, and builds the house of his consciousness.
Cultural linguists Bivens and Berk observed and recorded the ongoing speech of a group of children between the ages of 5 and 10 (qtd.
Cultural anthropologist Andy Clark concludes that language not only "confers on us added powers of communication; it also enables us to reshape a variety of difficult but important tasks into formats suited to the basic computational capacities of the human brain" (194).
www.duke.edu /~pk10/language/ca.htm   (4515 words)

 Anthropology (from Anthropology and Archaeology) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Culture, in the words of University of Chicago anthropologist Marshall Sahlins, today "is on everybody's lips." Discussions of cultural identity, multiculturalism, cultural autonomy, and cultural diversity were taking centre stage everywhere.
a major division of anthropology that deals with the study of culture in all of its aspects and that uses the methods, concepts, and data of archaeology, ethnography and ethnology, folklore, and linguistics in its descriptions and analyses of the diverse peoples of the world.
Cultural anthropology is concerned with the growth of human society—group behavior, the origins of religions, social customs and conventions, technical developments, and family relationships.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-234820   (666 words)

 Read about Cultural anthropology at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Cultural anthropology and learn about Cultural ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cultural anthropology, also called social anthropology or socio-cultural anthropology, is one of four commonly recognized fields of
nature," according to which some human beings lived in a "state of nature." Anthropologists argue that culture is "human nature," and that all people have a capacity to classify experiences, encode classifications symbolically, and teach such abstractions to others.
participating in and observing the social and cultural life of the group.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Cultural_anthropology   (792 words)

 Visual Anthropology in Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology
Visual anthropology logically proceeds from the belief that culture is manifested through visible symbols embedded in gestures, ceremonies, rituals, and artifacts situated in constructed and natural environments.
Culture is conceived of as manifesting itself in scripts with plots involving actors and actresses with lines, costumes, props, and settings.
The field may be conceptually wide-ranging, but in practice visual anthropology is dominated primarily by an interest in pictorial media as a means of communicating anthropological knowledge, that is, ethnographic films and photographs and, secondarily, the study of pictorial manifestations of culture.
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 Anthro.Net Research Engine: Anthropology and Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The perspective taken is that the study of anthropology should be inclusive and should be found somewhere along the continuum between the celebration of multiculturalism and the search for human universals.
Anthropology is the study of human diversity past and present.
Anthropology's subject matter spills out into other areas of inquiry, such as evolutionary biology, history, psychology and sociology.
www.anthro.net   (348 words)

 Society for Cultural Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA), a section of the American Anthropological Association, was founded in 1983.
SCA also aims to connect cultural anthropology with scholars in such other disciplines as history, literature, philosophy, and science studies.
, a quarterly journal devoted to the study of culture as it is developing in anthropology and all other relevant disciplines.
www.aaanet.org /sca   (123 words)

This four volume set covers approaches, methods, concepts, and topics that are central to cultural anthropology in the last decade of the twentieth century.
Cultural Survival's site includes access to Active Voices, their online journal, information on education and outreach and links to related sites.
Cultural Survival is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 to defend human rights and cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and oppressed ethnic minorities.
www.library.wwu.edu /ref/subjects/anthro/cultural.htm   (1690 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anthropology and Resistance - A collection of articles that examine issues of power, exploitation and resistance from an anthropological perspective.
Cultural Islands - An essay by Thomas Hylland Eriksen that critically examines the metaphors which have underlied anthropological theory and research.
Culture and Developmental Subjectivities - An article that describes how anthropologists and historians have attempted to understand and explore the cultural and textual sources of sexual analysis from a holistic perspective.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Anthropology/Cultural_Anthropology   (951 words)

 Amazon.com: Cultural Anthropology : The Human Challenge (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac): Books: William A. Haviland,Harald ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, the authors present students with examples of "local responses" to challenging globalization issues, designed to provide students with a "cross-cultural survival guide" for living in the diverse, multicultural world of the 21st century.
This edition is a truly exciting and unique examination into the field of cultural anthropology, its insights, its relevance, and the continuing role of cultural survival issues.
I had one other cultural anthropology class this term and I was able to use the textbook from your class as a reference from time to time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0534624871?v=glance   (2402 words)

 Comprehensive List of Anthropological Sources on the WWW
The experience of place and space in many cultures is one that finds a variety of expressions, often with a conflation of rituals and ceremonies with certain physical locales or land formations, such as hills, bays, rivers, and valleys.
This Website, designed by a graduate student in anthropology and supported by the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, focuses on the history and meaning of a Thunderbird totem pole carved in the mid- to late-1800s by a member of the Gitanyow tribe from the upper Skeena river area in British Columbia.
The Silicon Valley Cultures Project, from the anthropology department at San Jose State University, "is a ten year ethnographic study of the cultures living and working in the hi-tech communities of Silicon Valley." Professors Charles Darrah and J. English-Lueck began the project in 1991, and this Website presents the preliminary findings of the study.
faculty.plattsburgh.edu /richard.robbins/legacy/anth_on_www.html   (3055 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Cultural Anthropology: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Updated "Anthropology Applied" boxes show students how anthropology relates to modern society, and current examples recognise change within the field of cultural anthropology and encourage student understanding of a changing world.
Questions like these seen cross culturally challenge our own ideas about what the 'right' way of doing things is. The book allows us to look beyond the borders of our own cultural system, and obtain new sight with which to look at the world.
This book is at an introductory level and is a perfect starting point in sociocultural anthropology, ideal for interested people who want to broaden their minds, and also ideal for first year undergraduates in the social sciences.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0155082434   (495 words)

 Anthropology Resources on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
OSEA The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology is a non-degree school without walls that offers ethnographic training programs to undergraduates and graduate students.
The Institute for Development Anthropology (IDA) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational institution that engages in envrionmentally sustainable development through equitable economic growth and respect for human rights.
World Council of Anthropology Associations - is a network of national and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.
www.aaanet.org /resinet.htm   (2157 words)

 Social & Cultural Anthropology Program
The Social and Cultural Anthropology programs at CIIS offer a critical, activist approach to education that prioritizes issues of social and ecological justice in the context of a multicultural, postcolonial world.
The master's program in Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation with an emphasis in Gender, Ecology, and Society focuses on social and ecological justice, critical inquiry, new forms of cooperation, reciprocally beneficial knowledge formation, and cultural diversity.
Students develop specialized skills that enable them to practice an anthropology that is concerned with ethics and with elaborating the boundaries of the discipline.
www.ciis.edu /academics/sca.html   (556 words)

 Amazon.com: Cultural Anthropology, 11th Edition: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethnographic Essays in Cultural Anthropology : A Problem-Based Approach by R.
A focus on applied anthropology discusses the history and types in the United States and shows how the work of applied anthropologists is playing more of a role in the planning of possible solutions to various global social problems—including AIDS, disasters, homelessness, crime, family violence, and war.
study cultural anthropology or be a cultural anthropologist:
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0131116363?v=glance   (657 words)

 Silicon Valley Cultures Project Website
Many Silicon Valley corporations and institutions (such as Adobe, Apple, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, the San Jose Mercury News, and SLAC) have allowed access to their workers and assisted with the research in allowing their people to be interviewed on company time.
The Silicon Valley Cultures Project is the guiding theoretical framework which joins several ethnographic research projects studying diverse aspects of life in Silicon Valley.
In the belief that Applied Anthropology is a field that is best learned by doing, students have been sent out into the community to gather thousands of shorter interviews, observations, and critical incidents from the individuals who call Silicon Valley home.
www.sjsu.edu /depts/anthropology/svcp   (418 words)

 Yutaka Yamada Ph.D. Anthropology Culture as Cognitive Structures, Rules and Interactions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cultural Anthropology is a method of studying global cultures via participant observation and cross-cultural comparison (e.g.
An anthropologist researches global cultures by fieldwork which is accomplished by immersion into a society's socio-cultural environment.
Unlike ethnocentrism, the concept of cultural relativism emphasizes that there are no superior or inferior cultures; all cultures are meaningful when placed in their own socio-cultural context.
www.anthja.com /CA3.html   (229 words)

 Social-Cultural Anthropology at University of Toronto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Social-cultural Anthropology traditionally dealt with kinship, political economy and other social dimensions of non-literate, non-western and often isolated communities which could be observed in their totality.
Today, many social anthropologists also study "western" culture and such aspects of complex societies as gender, sexuality, peasantry, ethnic minorities, and industrial work groups.
Faculty members in the department are engaged in a wide variety of research in social-cultural anthropology.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /anthropology/social.htm   (178 words)

 Learn more about Cultural anthropology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Learn more about Cultural anthropology in the online encyclopedia.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
Cultural anthropology, also called socio-cultural anthropology, is one of four commonly recognized fields of anthropology, the holistic study of humanity.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/cu/cultural_anthropology.html   (832 words)

 Anthropology and Archaeology Careers--Advice from Northern Kentucky University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anthropology and Archaeology Careers--Advice from Northern Kentucky University
Interest in and respect for anthropology are growing, and by 1995 more anthropology degrees were awarded in the United States than in any other previous year.
College teaching has slipped toward the forensic anthropology end of the continuum when it comes to new jobs as a professor (although that may be changing for the better).
www.nku.edu /~anthro/careers.html   (4162 words)

 Galaxy Directory: Anthropology < Social Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara is a medium sized department with an excellent faculty, high national visibility and a reputation for first rate graduate and undergraduate programs.
The Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity was founded in Fall, 1995, as a joint venture between the Anthropology Department, the College of Education, and the May buye Center (Archive of the African National Congress) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
It is housed in the Anthropology Department, and its...
galaxy.einet.net /galaxy/Social-Sciences/Anthropology.html   (703 words)

 Internet Resources for Social and Cultural Anthropology
An important repository of primary source material, covering cultural anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology.
The general social anthropology bibliography maintained at the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Maintained by graduate students in the Anthropology Department, Indiana University, as a part of “Proseminar in Sociocultural Anthropology.” Links to Web pages covering subdisciplines within the field, changes in anthropological perspectives over time, and prominent theorists are provided.
www2.lib.udel.edu /subj/anth/soccult/internet.htm   (984 words)

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