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  University of Calgary: Calendar: Courses: Anthropology
Anthropological theories of political, social, symbolic and performative aspects of ritual and the role of ritual in the reproduction and contestation of cultural identities.
Subjects covered include the development of nutritional anthropology, principles of nutrition, principles of ecology, diet from an evolutionary, comparative and historic perspective, the impact of undernutrition on human physiology, and behaviour and methods in nutritional anthropology.
Prerequisites: Anthropology 201 or 203 or Archaeology 305 or consent of the Department.
www.ucalgary.ca /pubs/calendar/current/what/courses/ANTH.htm   (2074 words)

 Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Anthropology 211 is normally taken in the sophomore year and is not open to freshmen.
Anthropology is considered in its role as a social science and as a discipline with ties to the humanities and natural sciences.
Prerequisite: Anthropology 211 or 311 or Linguistics 311.
web.reed.edu /academic/catalog/anth.html   (3469 words)

Anthropology studies human existence in the present and the past and explores how and why humans vary in their behaviors, cultures and biology.
The physical anthropology faculty focuses on the evolution of humans and on the ecology, behavior and evolution of nonhuman primates.
The overall focus of the sociocultural subfield is culture and political economy, which encompasses the study of nation-building and local identities, political ecology, political economy of development, postcolonialism, and the political economy of health.
news-info.wustl.edu /group/page/normal/12.html   (1188 words)

The minor in Anthropology comprises six courses, which include Anthropology 1 or 3 plus one course in ethnography, one course in biological anthropology, one course in archaeology, and two additional courses within the department to be selected by the student.
The political anthropology of non-Western societies raises basic questions concerning the nature of authority, coercion, persuasion, and communication in both small-scale and complex societies.
Topics including the ideologies and language of political domination, revolution, wealth, and the transition to post-modern societies are assessed, as are factions, knowledge and control, state secrecy, state and non-state violence, and religious fundamentalism.
www.dartmouth.edu /~reg/courses/desc/anth.html   (4385 words)

This introductory Anthropology course is designed to introduce students to important scholarly and practical concepts in the study of "race" and racism historically and across cultures.
The political economy and social structures of peasantries cannot be understood, either historically or in their contemporary forms, in isolation from one another, the nation-states of which they form a part, and a basic understanding of certain elements of global political economy.
Prerequisite: Anthropology 0125, at least one of the 0160-level courses (Anthropology 0161, 0162, 0163 or 0164), and Introduction to Biology (C083/C084 or 0103/0104) for majors, or permission of the instructor for non-majors.
www.temple.edu /bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_anthro.html   (4861 words)

 Public Anthropology
The first anthropology department in Indonesia was established in 1957 and that was after the Indonesian independence when the people were eager to develop the country.
To me, applied anthropology is not the same as public anthropology because they (applied anthropologists) do government development and journal writing etc. Applied anthropologists are just technicians or sponsors of the government and hence are not 'public anthropologists' because there is not a critical component to it.
Anthropology is political - I want to remind you that as an anthropologist you must talk about politics.
www.publicanthropology.org /Journals/Grad-j/Wisconsin/puryear.htm   (2468 words)

 IS 531: Social Science Information: Anthropology lecture notes Notes
Anthropology may be the only social science discipline to include the natural or biological sciences while retaining many of the characteristics of the humanistic discipline.
Anthropology is unique among the SS because it is not limited to man and his work, but considers the higher primates in their environment.
Anthropology may be the most interdisciplinary of the social sciences in reaching out to other social sciences, the natural sciences, and to the humanities, including art and crafts.
web.utk.edu /~wrobinso/531_lec_anthro.html   (6307 words)

 Anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anthropology is distinguished from other social-science disciplines by its emphasis on cultural relativity, in-depth examination of context, and cross-cultural comparisons.
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anthropology   (4600 words)

Anthropology is the holistic study of human cultures and the human place in nature.
Anthropology attempts to provide a general worldview; characterized by its holistic ideal, a belief that an understanding of human nature requires drawing together and relating information from all aspects of the human condition.
A physical anthropology laboratory is also present in the department with facilities for studying human adaptability, osteology, and a variety of aspects of human physiology and variation.
www.uhh.hawaii.edu /academics/anthropology   (1377 words)

 Term paper on Political anthropology
Based on this understanding, it is no wonder that political anthropology also has immense interest in the way that biology of particular nations affects the way that they think and perceive the world.
This enables them to carry out their actions accordingly; they (political anthropologists and those advised by them) act in accordance with the mindset of people with consideration for their area of origin.
Since political anthropology has grave interest in cultural aspects, it must be asserted that biological factors have particular bearing.
www.termpapergenie.com /Political.html   (725 words)

 Anthropology Graduate Programs
Development anthropology encompasses the application of anthropological methods and concepts in evaluating international and domestic development programs, and the study of social processes and theories of development and underdevelopment.
The anthropology of the life course and aging focuses on the human diversity of experience and interpretation of different stages of life.
Medical anthropology at UK uses post-structuralist, feminist, cultural, bio-cultural, and critical theories to examine power relations, the dynamics of culture, and gendered and raced dimensions of health and illness.
www.uky.edu /AS/Anthropology/gradprograms.htm   (599 words)

 Anthropology in 19xx
In these articles, conflict is associated with ideas of change (cultural, political, economic, ecological, and demographic), and is manifested in aggression, war, alcoholism, political assassination, political factions, and the atomization of individuals.
anthropology’s purposes; definitions of "culture"; empiricism and structuralism; and biases in data selection and analysis.
The main subdisciplines represented by these anthropologists - perhaps marking rising trends - include cultural ecology, urban, applied, psychological and educational anthropology, and to a lesser extent, political anthropology, cultural evolution, history of anthropology, and the anthropology of religion and gender.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/1973.htm   (875 words)

 Political anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political anthropology concerns the structure of political systems, looked at from the basis of the structure of societies.
Political anthropologists include Georges Balandier, Marc Abélès, Jocelyne Streiff-Fenart, Ted C. Lewellen, and Joan Vincent.
Carniero's circumscription theory formulated a theory of how the constraints of the environment interact with population pressures and warfare to form states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_anthropology   (100 words)

 Anthropology at Binghamton University
Within the burgeoning technocratic and political precincts of these EU capitals the issues defining the New Europe are gaining a complex political articulation.
Anthropology is in a privileged position for examining the historical processes behind the development of a culture of consumption in which commodities play a central role.
Questions have been raised concerning the ways in which they serve the interests of power, through the specific narratives they produce, in their exclusionary character as high cultural institutions, and in the manner in which their audiences are called upon to defer to the authority of expert knowledge.
anthro.binghamton.edu /sociocultural-newgradprog.html   (2928 words)

Anthropology, through its subdisciplines of archaeological, biological, and sociocultural anthropology, seeks to understand the entire range of human adaptation and diversity.
The anthropology major may be taken as part of a general liberal arts education or as preprofessional training leading to gradual work.
Students majoring in anthropology are expected to take a wide range of courses in the humanities and in the social, behavioral, and natural sciences.
news-info.wustl.edu /cat/page/normal/159.html   (2215 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
Since the 2008 campaign season seems to be off to an early start, Americans should think about getting a better handle on one of the other political parties--specifically that smaller one whose candidate finished with 0.3% of the vote in the 2004 Election.
Based on her experiences with Libertarians, blogress Karol Sheinin thinks of them as Republicans who can't admit it yet, but who don't want to be as noncommittal and bogus-sounding as "independent," which isn't exactly a political party.
Politically, the Libertarian world isn't a bad place to be.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra?id=110006420   (788 words)

 Anthropology (ANTH) - University Catalog 2006-07: George Mason University
Examines cultural and ecological contexts of political structures and competition for power in selected societies; and cross- cultural and comparative approaches to study of political conflict, leadership, values, and symbolism.
Surveys the discipline of medical anthropology, focusing on traditional medical beliefs and the diverse responses to modern scientific medicine in developing countries and among cultural minorities in the United States.
Political economy is the attempt to understand the relationship between politics and economics, at the juncture of local meanings and global histories.
www.gmu.edu /catalog/courses/anth.html   (3749 words)

He proposes to accomplish this task through "a political anthropology of anger," which incorporates what he variously calls the "grassroots perspective," "everyday-life approach," and "everyday-language approach".
The concept of political markets, like that of laissez-faire capitalism, is based on a view of society as consisting of egoistic individuals pursuing purely selfish interests.
The Anthropology of Anger also suffers from a glaring lack of complete and systematic argumentation, and some of Monga's critical terms are poorly defined.
web.africa.ufl.edu /asq/v3/v3i3a4.htm   (902 words)

 WSU - Anthropology Major/Minor
Anthropology is considered a social science, sharing this designation with economics, sociology, psychology, history, and political science.
Anthropology combines elements of these disciplines in an attempt to understand humanity's whole way of life.
The specific program of study for each anthropology major is determined by the student and his or her advisor.
www.wright.edu /majors/ath_more.html   (172 words)

 BU Course offerings in Anthropology
Political and cultural factors underlying ethnic and nationalist sentiments examined through case studies drawn from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Ethnographic and historical examination of nomads in Africa and Eurasia focusing on the ecology of pastoralism, nomadic social organization, political relations between nomads and states, the rise and fall of steppe empires, and the future of nomads.
Biological anthropology is concerned with the human evolutionary past and its implications for modern human biology and behavior.
www.bu.edu /anthrop/courses.html   (3736 words)

 Anthropology and Political Economy
The result is a welter of images that depict noble and nasty savages, but convey nothing about the power-laden, highly unequal contexts that structure the lives of anthropologists and anthropological subjects, shape the meanings of representations, and influence the consumption of ethnographies at particular historical moments.
While di Leonardo goes to considerable lengths discussing the political implications of anthropological research, or work that is attributed to anthropologists, she also attends to the political roles played by anthropologists and the varying ways in which the public and the profession have received them and their work at particular points in time.
Despite her changing political orientations, Mead, according to di Leonardo, was always a social engineer who believed that "progress" and "Western values" should reign supreme.
www.wpunj.edu /newpol/issue27/gill27.htm   (1288 words)

 Anthropology Department Faculty
John Borneman (Ph.D. Harvard University 1989; professor) (authority and identification, political and legal anthropology, anthropology of memory, narrative theory and ethnographic method, urban studies, kinship, sexuality, Europe and Middle East) has conducted fieldwork in Germany and Central Europe, and is currently engaged in research in Lebanon and Syria.
She is currently completing a book entitled Anthropology Among the Disciplines that situates ethnography's peculiar form of expertise comparatively among related kinds of knowledge; and planning another (co-authored with Maria Lepowsky) on gift/market entanglements.
Her primary interest is in the development of methodologies to preserve and broadcast datasets to the physical anthropology community using Computed Tomography, traditional radiology, and human dental micro-anatomy as well as in the distribution of the highest quality castings of human fossils to Universities and Museums all over the world.
www.princeton.edu /~antwww/faculty.html   (2803 words)

Comparative political ecology of agroecosystems with a focus on indicators of social equity and ecological sustainability.
Core course sequence for the beginning graduate student in sociocultural anthropology in which the development of theory is analyzed and emphasis is placed on the relation between theory and a growing body of ethnographic data.
Anthropology of psychosomatics and psychiatry, including cultural analysis of selected biomedical, indigenous folk medical, and popular common-sense conceptualizations of illness.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/anthro.html   (6453 words)

 CR: AN/0133 (sec 001) Political Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Anthropology 133, titled “Political Anthropology,” is a lecture course whose goal is to examine the role and organization of power and authority in different cultures.
It provides an anthropological perspective on politics, especially by looking at the uses of symbols and rituals.
If you are interested in anthropology and politics, though, this could be a very good course for you.
www.brown.edu /Students/Critical_Review/2004.2005.1/AN0133_1BRO.html   (250 words)

 Department of Anthropology
In addition, Anthropology is a suitable major for both pre-law and pre-medical programs, as well as for entry into a variety of graduate fields.
Graduate students focus their research in the areas of biological anthropology (e.g., human evolution, osteology, forensics, primate behavior), cultural anthropology (contemporary cultural practices), or archaeology (e.g., prehistoric and historic material culture, excavation, ceramics, lithics).
● Dr. Susan Love Brown is a specialist in psychological anthropology, political anthropology, and intentional communities, whose research takes her from the Caribbean to Florida and the rest of the U.S. ● Dr. Mary Cameron, a medical and feminist anthropologist, is a specialist on Nepal and South Asia, especially Ayurvedic and complementary/alternative medical approaches.
www.fau.edu /anthro   (743 words)

 College of the Holy Cross | Sociology & Anthropology
Cultural anthropology is the comparative, social scientific study of human cultural worlds.
The discipline examines cultural worlds holistically, taking such domains as religion, kinship, economic exchange, and political systems as interlocking and considering these domains in relation to world systems of communication flow, economic control, and political power.
Cultural anthropologists typically concentrate on one of several topical areas (for instance, political anthropology, anthropology of religion, economic anthropology) and investigate their research questions over the course of their careers in a specific area of the world, such as Southeast Asia or Latin America.
www.holycross.edu /departments/socant/website/anthropology.htm   (163 words)

 The Political Landscape
Smith observes these (and other) early states as "political landscapes," in which monuments come to constitute authority and shape memories.
Shifting through the archaeological, epigraphic, and artistic remains of early complex societies, this provocative and far-reaching book is the first systematic attempt to explain the links between spatial organization and politics from an anthropological point of view.
Adam T. Smith is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the College of the University of Chicago.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/9963.html   (519 words)

 CR: AN/0133 (sec 001) Political Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
“Political Anthropology” is an introduction to the anthropological study of politics.
The objectives of the class were exposure to new modes of analysis as well as alternative political and cultural practices that challenged the state.
There are no prerequisites for this class; however, some knowledge of political systems and theories is helpful.
www.brown.edu /Students/Critical_Review/2003.2004.2/AN0133_1BRO.html   (236 words)

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