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  Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
History and Anthropology continues to address the intersection of history and social sciences, focusing on the interchange between anthropologically-informed history, historically-informed anthropology and the history of ethnographic and anthropological representation.
History and Anthropology publishes articles which develop these concerns, and is particularly interested in linking new substantive analyses with critical perspectives on anthropological discourse.
All papers should be aimed at the wider group of those interested in anthropology, history and discourse, rather than sub-disciplinary traditions; articles concerned with particular geographic regions or debates should therefore not presume prior knowledge of the area.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/02757206.asp   (326 words)

  anthropology - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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).
Delimiting anthropology: historical reflections on the boundaries of a boundless discipline.(Defining the Boundaries of Social Inquiry)
The "rich Athenian lady" was pregnant: the anthropology of a geometric tomb reconsidered.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc.aspx?id=1E1:anthrpgy   (612 words)

 info: History_of_anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Traditions of jurisprudence, history, philology and sociology developed during this time and informed the development of the social sciences of which anthropology was a part.
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.
www.napoli-pizza.net /History_of_anthropology.html   (1445 words)

 Anthropology :: Social Sciences : Gourt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Fscience.gourt.com%2FSocial-Sciences%2FAnthropology.html   (987 words)

 Key Concepts and Debates in Linguistic Anthropology: Life History
Behar 1993; 1995; Linde 1993; Peacock and Holland 1993; Ochs and Capps 1996; Kratz 1999).
Life history scholars such as Linde (1993) have observed that, as a genre, the life history/story is not universal, that is, it is not a genre that is found in all cultures.
Coherence is one important issue in the analysis of the life history, and typically the analyst is faced with the problem of identifying the nature of "correspondence" that exists between a sequence of real events and their ordering in life history narrative accounts.
www.anthropology.emory.edu /Linganth/history.html   (1198 words)

 History @ Suite101: Aboriginal history to military battles, anthropology to genealogy, medieval heroes to museum ...
We are looking for history writers, particularly to cover Anthropology and Museum/History Studies.
A short history of British Beer, British Brewing, and the British Pub.
Italy, the center of the Catholic Church, has a long history of Christmas traditions, including the presepio, La Befana and ceppos.
www.suite101.com /history   (330 words)

 CR: AN/0190 (sec 1) History of Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"History of Anthropology" is aptly named Ð it focuses on the formative years of the discipline and the important figures, questions, and assumptions that defined these times.
A background in anthropology is necessary and required are two anthropology courses, including AN 10.
Most students noted that they never would have considered this course were it not required for their concentration.
www.brown.edu /Students/Critical_Review/2000.2001.1/AN0190_1LEI.html   (316 words)

 History, Anthropology, and Philosophy
We offer a BA degree in history, with a challenging curriculum that prepares students for success in graduate schools or in a variety of careers, most notably in the areas of teaching, law, journalism, and administration.
We also offer a BA in history with certification in secondary education for students interested in teaching high school.
The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy is located on the second floor of Allgood Hall on the Walton Way campus of ASU.
www.aug.edu /history_and_anthropology   (209 words)

 Monmouth University: Department of History and Anthropology
The history curriculum is designed to provide an understanding of the complex forces that have shaped the present and to assist in preparing for careers in business, law, politics, public service, journalism, or teaching.
The anthropology curriculum is designed to provide a liberal arts education that emphasizes the scientific study of humanity.
The goal of the anthropology program is to provide students with a broad understanding of humanity that will be relevant to their professions, their daily lives, and their larger roles in the modern world.
www.monmouth.edu /academics/history_and_anthropology/default.asp   (302 words)

 Ibiza History and Culture Guide, on-line resource devoted to Ibiza culture, history, anthropology, ecology, books, ...
Kaufman discusses the history and human-interest anecdotes behind each of the islands' fiesta days, and also reports on some of the outstanding people who either visited or were born on Ibiza.
It is scheduled to be released in the autumn of 2007.
Emily contributed eighty-five remarkable articles on the fascinating history of the island of Ibiza from Saturday 3rd March 2001 to Saturday 21st December 2002.
www.liveibiza.com   (1341 words)

 History of Anthropology at University of Toronto
Although the Department of Anthropology at University of Toronto was not founded until 1936, anthropological research and teaching has a much longer history there and played a pivotal role in the development of anthropology in Canada.
In 1919, Sir Bertram C. Windle was appointed Professor of Anthropology in the Philosophy department of St. Michael's College and Special Lecturer in Ethnology of University of Toronto.
The University of Toronto appointed Thomas McIlwraith (1899-1964) as Lecturer in Anthropology in 1925, and this became the pivotal point in the formation of a department devoted to anthropology in Toronto.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /anthropology/history.htm   (0 words)

 UM Anthropology Home
Anthropology is the study of human cultures, societies, and behavior in all parts of the world throughout all periods of history.
There are four sub-disciplines: archaeology, the study of historic and prehistoric cultures and civilizations; socio-cultural anthropology, which is concerned with current cultures of all degrees of complexity; physical anthropology, the biological aspects of the human species; and anthropological linguistics, which is concerned with the scientific study of language and its relationship to thought and society.
The Department of Anthropology focuses on archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology.
www2.umaine.edu /anthropology   (689 words)

 Amazon.de: A Social History of Anthropology in the United States: English Books: Thomas C. Patterson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He then uses this history as a springboard for discussing the place of anthropology in the larger world, arguing that anthropologists should strive to explain and perhaps rectify injustices.
In part due to the recent Yanomami controversy, which has rocked anthropology to its very core, there is renewed interest in the discipline's history and intellectual roots, especially amongst anthropologists themselves.
Anthropology as a discipline has always developed in a close relationship with other social sciences, but this relationship has rarely been scrutinized.
www.amazon.de /Social-History-Anthropology-United-States/dp/1859734898   (629 words)

 KU: Museum Studies Program
By means of a cooperative arrangement between the Department of Anthropology and the Anthropological Research and Cultural Collections (ARCC), a student pursuing a Masters in Museum Studies can opt for a study track emphasizing anthropology.
Study of archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology gives students the theoretical and practical training (through an apprenticeship) necessary for understanding the nature of anthropology museums and collections.
The history, philosophy, and function of anthropological museums including a consideration of archaeological, ethnographic, and physical anthropological collections as records, research tools, and as resources for cross-cultural experiences.
www.ku.edu /~museumst/anthropology.shtml   (1050 words)

Anthropology is a holistic study of the human condition, past and present.
Students in anthropology courses are introduced to the four broad fields of the discipline: Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropological Linguistics and Sociocultural Anthropology.
Students in Anthropology are encouraged to explore classes in International Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies, Political Science, or Theater, for example, to broaden their understanding of the human condition.
www.butler.edu /history/?pg=1141   (440 words)

 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » History of anthropology, anthropological ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, it is important to note what it is not—namely, a serious and scholarly history of anthropology based on the use of archival sources, the contextualization of thinkers in their historical epic, and so on and so forth.
Anthropology is grounded in the notion that ideas don’t exist in a vacuum, that they arise from and emerge from (and shape) particular historical and ethnographic contexts.
At the undergraduate level, required courses on the history of anthropology are, with occasional exceptions related to brilliant teaching, usually considered a form of penance by students.
savageminds.org /2007/04/04/history-of-athropology-anthropological-theory-and-just-plain-theory   (5800 words)

 Anthropology - MSN Encarta
Introduction; Key Concepts; Fields of Anthropology; Anthropology and Other Social Sciences; Understanding Human Diversity; Research Methods; Documenting and Presenting Research; Ethical Concerns; History of Anthropology; Anthropology Today
Anthropology, the study of all aspects of human life and culture.
Anthropology examines such topics as how people live, what they think, what they produce, and how they interact with their environments.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559816/Anthropology.html   (568 words)

 History of Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Social History of Anthropology in the United States by Thomas C. Patterson (Berg) In part due to the recent Panorama controversy, which has rocked anthropology to its very core, there is renewed interest in the discipline's history and intellectual roots, especially amongst anthropologists themselves.
Anthropology was reorganized in the late 1940s to exploit federal research funding and opportunities created by the GI Bill of Rights and the expansion of higher education.
The study sheds light on the social history of anthropology in the United States.
www.wordtrade.com /science/anthropologyhistoryR.htm   (1484 words)

It has also been during this time that men in the "Anthropology of Men" began to look at "man" in a fashion similar to the feminist evaluation of "woman." In the 1990s women’s studies would be changed to gender studies, reflecting a more comprehensive perspective.
Today feminist anthropology is a subset within cultural anthropology whose point of view can be expressed either through the use of a specific theory, as delineated above, or through its general use as a lens for looking at other categories and subfields e.g.
In summary, feminist anthropology has contributed a diverse group of voices to the field from the point of view of the researcher, in addition to representing voices from a plethora of different groups of women.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/fem.htm   (3271 words)

 History and Anthropology 1997 Fall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This course is an attempt to introduce History postgraduates to the neighboring field of Anthropology, largely understudied in the universities of East Central Europe.
History and anthropology as 'blurred genres': institutionalization, mutual influences, common challenges and agendas.
History and anthropology in a 'world of generalized ethnography'.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/97-98/History/ANTOHI.html   (864 words)

 Glenn Bowman
The apparent outdatedness of ethnographic image elicitation techniques combines with the spectacularism of the contemporary post-modern cult of the autonomous image to drive students of visual anthropology either into straightforward illustrationism or, in the more creative cases, into projects involving digital manipulation as means of allowing images to speak of hypothetical situations (5).
Although an element of the photographic module of the Visual Anthropology third year course at Kent is camera and darkroom techniques, the main focus of the course is on thinking the role of the image in ethnographic fieldwork.
It is hoped that in setting forth an agenda for the photographic image in anthropology I will be able to provoke discussion of whether or not video or filmic imagings are as well capable of eliciting as well as presenting knowledge of what passes before the lens.
www.lboro.ac.uk /departments/ss/workingimages/abstracts/glennbowman.htm   (1122 words)

 UNC Anthropology - History
Generally there are two kinds of institutional history - a digestible type easy to use and a comprehensive type faithful to past contexts and practices.
The first kind of history tends to distort past events by interpreting them through the purposeful lens of the present, while the second kind of history tends to exhaust the non-specialist unfamiliar with a past period and its events.
The subsequent development of anthropology at UNC-CH largely parallels the growth of the discipline elsewhere in North America, as the specialty expanded after the Second World War.
www.unc.edu /oldanthro/descrip/history.html   (484 words)

 Links on Food and Anthropology of Food
This section contains a history of bread, chapters on the grain of wheat, on the yeast, on old and new methods of milling, on the baker, bakers ovens, bread and superstitions on bread.
The theoretical orientation is premised on Social-Cultural anthropology, meaning that the author focus on the exploration of the social and cultural implications, role of and contribution of food within society, rather than, for example, digging up fossilized food remains in Egypt and dating them.
The primary purpose of the Research Centre is the promotion of research in the history of food and drink in both an Australian and a global context from their production to consumption, in their relationship to national and international politics, society, and economy, and in their environmental and medical effects and cultural meanings.
www.geocities.com /tdcastros/Historyserver/Linksenglish.htm   (2215 words)

 History: The Anthropology Department at The Field Museum
Putnam was not only Curator at the Peabody and in charge of the anthropology building and exhibit at the Exposition, but he helped found the Departments of Anthropology at Berkeley, the American Museum of Natural History, and ultimately the Anthropology Department at The Field Museum.
Franz Boaz was appointed Curator of Anthropology and began his work on the permanent exhibits for the opening of the Museum in June of 1894.
Unfortunately, Boas, who was to become the intellectual founder of American anthropology as we know it today, resigned from the Museum under pressure from Harlow Higinbotham, the President of the Exposition and Trustee of the new museum.
www.fieldmuseum.org /research_collections/anthropology/history.htm   (1766 words)

 History Of Anthropology - Environmental and Sustainable Industries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roots of Anthropology in the Enlightenment Anthropology in the early-to-mid.
Social History of Anthropology in the U.S. Summary: Finally, a post-Stocking history of anthropology.
Social History of Anthropology in the U.S. by Thomas C. Patterson.
www.bejn.com.au /200612/history_of_anthropology.php   (271 words)

 Faculty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Matti Bunzl specializes in the modern history and culture of Central Europe, with particular research interests in Jewish history, the history of gender and sexuality, nationalism, ethnicity, and memory.
Bunzl’s current research is in the history of anthropology with a special focus on Franz Boas and the connections between 19th-century German and 20th-century American anthropology.
He teaches courses on the history of anthropology and the history and culture of modern Jewry.
www.history.uiuc.edu /fac_dir/bunzl/bunzl.htm   (188 words)

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