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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anthropology grew increasingly distinct from natural history and by the end of the nineteenth century the discipline began to crystallize into its modern form - by 1935, for example, it was possible for T.K. Penniman to write a history of the discipline entitled A Hundred Years of Anthropology.
Anthropology thus transcends the divisions between the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to explore the biological, linguistic, material, and symbolic dimensions of humankind in all forms.
Anthropology in the U.S. Anthropology in the United States was pioneered by staff of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology, such as John Wesley Powell and Frank Hamilton Cushing.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Anthropology   (3252 words)

 Anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anthropology is traditionally distinguished from other disciplines by its emphasis on cultural relativity, in-depth examination of context, and cross-cultural comparisons.
Anthropology has been characterized as "the most scientific of the humanities, and the most humanistic of the sciences." Contemporary anthropologists claim a number of earlier thinkers as their forebears, and the discipline has several sources; Claude Lévi-Strauss, for example, claimed Montaigne and Rousseau as important influences.
Institutionally, anthropology emerged from the development of natural history (expounded by authors such as Buffon) that occurred during the European colonization of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anthropology   (4391 words)

 Ecological Anthropology
Ecological anthropology investigates the ways that a population shapes its environment and the subsequent manners in which these relations form the population’s social, economic, and political life (Salzman and Attwood 1996:169).
Ecological anthropology is also a reaction to idealism, which is the idea that all objects in nature and experience are representations of the mind.
Ecological anthropology contributes to the development of extended models of sustainability for humankind.
www.as.ua.edu /ant/Faculty/murphy/ecologic.htm   (4321 words)

 Anthropology - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Anthropology is the study of human diversity--diversity of body and behavior, in the past and present.
The answer is the anthropological perspective, that is, the way that anthropology approaches the subject and thinks about or studies humans and their behavior.
One other way that anthropology is unique among the sciences that study humans is by its emphasis on "fieldwork'" You cannot get to know another culture just by reading about it or watching movies about it.
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 ScienceDaily: Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The anthropologist T J Brewer once characterized anthropology as the most scientific of the humanities, and the most humanistic of the sciences.
Recently, Kevin B. MacDonald criticized Boasian anthropology as part of a "Jewish strategy to facilitate mass immigration and to weaken the West" (The Culture of Critique,2002).
Anthropology counsels against hasty judgement of a new culture: aspects that a Western visitor may find strange or distasteful can be understood when situated within that culture's history and cosmology (understanding of the world).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/anthropology   (5341 words)

 Thomas N. Headland: Curriculum Vitae
Ecological anthropology, hunter-gatherer societies, Philippine Negritos, tropical forest human ecology, culture change, swidden cultivation systems, ethnoscience, descriptive linguistics, translation theory.
General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association (principal organizer of conference on the Tasaday controversy), 1989.
1993 Served as invited chair of the session entitled "Global Perspectives on Regional Ecological Issues," held at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC, November 17-21 [served at the request of the AAA Program Chair].
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 Internet Public Library: Anthropology
Anthromorphemics is an expansive glossary of terms from the fields of Anthropology and Archaeology put together by the UC Santa Barbara Department of Anthropology.
As part of their work in the Indiana University Anthropology Department's 'Proseminar in Sociocultural Anthropology' students have compiled webpages covering subdisciplines within the field, changes in anthropological perspectives over time, and prominent theorists.
Topics covered include urban anthropology, cognitive anthropology, psychological anthropology, humanistic anthropology, feminist anthropology, applied anthropology, anthropology and the parks, anthropology of religion, ecological anthropology, cultural materialism, and legal anthropology."
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/soc03.00.00   (969 words)

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