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  Anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anthropology   (3246 words)

 Social network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social network analysis (also sometimes called network theory) has emerged as a key technique in modern sociology, anthropology, Social Psychology and organizational studies, as well as a popular topic of speculation and study.
Research in a number of academic fields have demonstrated that social networks operate on many levels, from families up to the level of nations, and play a critical role in determining the way problems are solved, organizations are run, and the degree to which individuals succeed in achieving their goals.
Social network theory in the social sciences began with the urbanization studies of the "Manchester School" (centered around Max Gluckman), done mainly in Zambia during the 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_networking   (1538 words)

 Cultural anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cultural anthropology, also called social anthropology or socio-cultural anthropology, forms one of four commonly-recognized fields of anthropology, the holistic study of humanity.
In the early 20th century socio-cultural anthropology developed in different forms in Europe and in the United States.
European "social anthropologists" focused on observed social behaviors and on "social structure", that is, on relationships among social roles (e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_anthropology   (891 words)

 Urban Anthropology
This rift in perception generated and reflected the division of labor between anthropology and sociology: the study of “Western civilization” and the industrialized world was reserved for the field of sociology, while the analysis of “primitive cultures” ceded to anthropology.
Theoretically, urban anthropology involves the study of the cultural systems of cities as well as the linkages of cities to larger and smaller places and populations as part of the world-wide urban system (Kemper 1996).
Whereas urban anthropology in the 1960s and 70s focused on particular issues such as migration, kinship, and poverty, derived from (or in contrast to) traditional-based fieldwork, urban anthropologists had, by the 1980s, expanded their interests to any aspect of urban life.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/URBAN.htm   (3479 words)

 Roehampton University: BA/BSc Social Anthropology
In the Social Anthropology programme we focus in particular on the social aspects of the diverse range of known human societies.
You will be introduced to the main areas of Anthropology in a common course for all Anthropology students, and take special courses introducing you to the classical field studies of Social Anthropology (Ethnography) and the ideas to which they have given rise (Anthropology).
A Social Anthropology degree from Roehampton, combined with your other subject, will provide you with a range of specific and transferable skills, including the ability to understand other people and different cultures, to carry out independent research, an understanding of society and social institutions, and confidence in using computers.
www.roehampton.ac.uk /ug/sa   (569 words)

 Anthropology - The New School for Social Research
Approaching the study of culture and society from a critical perspective, students are encouraged to examine the multifaceted relations between anthropology and its subjects.
By addressing the most pressing social and political problems of the twenty-first century, the Department of Anthropology stands at the forefront of The New School's commitment to a critical social science.
We understand anthropology to be a "history of the present," which acknowledges that knowing the past is a critical part of how peoples across the globe imagine their possibilities, pursue their entitlements, and make claims for their futures.
www.newschool.edu /gf/anthro   (309 words)

Anthropology is excellent preparation for many different types of careers, but generally speaking, an undergraduate program in anthropology does not train students for any career in particular.
Students are often able to complete requirements for the anthropology major while studying off-campus (specific requirements might be fulfilled by, for example, taking an archaeology or biological anthropology course or an anthropology course focusing on a particular region; anthropology courses can also be taken that help fulfill the requirement of 8 units for the major).
Although anthropology and sociology are separate and distinct disciplines, they also have many things in common: theories and methodologies, a focus on cultural similarities and differences and a commitment to international and/or global studies.
www.albion.edu /anthsoc/anthropology.asp   (2023 words)

 Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anthropology is a holistic study of the human condition in both the past and the present.
The frontiers of anthropology can encompass many directions: the search for early human fossils in Africa, the excavations of prehistoric societies and ancient civilizations, the analysis of language use and other expressive forms of culture, or an examination of the significance of culture in the context of social life.
While the holistic perspective of anthropology distinguishes it from the other social sciences, anthropology's methods also are a distinguished feature that sets it apart as unique in the social sciences.
www.brynmawr.edu /anthropology   (348 words)

 Department of Social Anthopology, University of Cape Town
In the past Social Anthropology was chiefly concerned with bringing this diversity to light through "ethnography" - the study and description of small-scale, non-literate, materially simple communities; with peoples as different as possible from "us", the Western anthropologists and their audiences.
Social Anthropology confronts the challenge of culture in a diverse contemporary social world, seeking ways to understand the different perspectives, values and experiences of people and communities of divergent backgrounds.
Anthropology seeks to contribute to these solutions by asking questions that are not generally asked; exploring meanings patterns rituals silences, eliciting the profound complexity of ordinary life and common sense.
web.uct.ac.za /depts/socialanth/aboutsa.htm   (527 words)

 Massey University - Anthropology
Social (or cultural) anthropologists seek to understand and communicate cultural difference and the many ways people maintain and change culture in response to new political and economic contexts.
Students of social anthropology gain a deeper understanding of cultural variation and cultural change and are better able to understand their own culture as one among many possible ways of being human.
In comparison to other social science subjects social anthropology addresses the broadest possible range of social diversity - social anthropologists study a huge diversity of peoples, close at “home” (wherever that may be) and on the other side of the world.
anthropology.massey.ac.nz   (185 words)

 anthropology --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
The word anthropology is derived from two Greek words: anthropos meaning “man” or “human” and logos, meaning “thought” or “reason.” Anthropologists investigate the whole range of human development and behavior, including biological variation, geographic distribution,...
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-9007795   (757 words)

 Social Anthropology Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The study of social anthropology is a very interesting and necessary one indeed.
Hence anthropology for the purposes of this paper shall be defined as the study of throwing ants.
The use of this definition would therefore denote social anthropology as the study of throwing ants outside the laboratory in a social or group environment.
www.vuwcu.orcon.net.nz /warp/anthropology.htm   (448 words)

 Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University
Anthropology is a broad and diverse discipline that seeks to better understand the human species in terms of our cultural, behavioral and biological development through time.
Social anthropology concentrates on the cultural behavior of modern humans.
The Department of Anthropology maintains very close ties with faculty in Stony Brook's Department of Anatomical Sciences (School of Medicine), Department of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering), and with the Department of Ecology and Evolution and the Department of Geosciences (College of Arts and Sciences).
www.sunysb.edu /anthro   (369 words)

 Anthropology Program. Social Science Faculty. U.Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The aim of the Anthropology Program is to train students to be able to study present and past human societies in a global and systematic way.
While Social Anthropology is aimed at studying present societies, Archaeology is mainly aimed at studying extinct societies.
Anthropology and the study of urban problems, development and urbanization, spatial distribution and urban heterogeneity, urbanization and complexity of roles, rural migration and urban marginality.
rehue.csociales.uchile.cl /ssf05.htm   (1174 words)

 Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology
Anthropology and in the interdisciplinary area of Forensic Science.
Students are prepared for a variety of post-graduate situations: professional schools (law, medicine, social work) graduate education in the social sciences, and work in public, nonprofit, and corporate sectors.
The Anthropology program offers courses in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on modernization development and the role of the health sciences; in human biology with an emphasis also in the health disciplines; in archaeology with emphases on civilizations of Central America, Greece, Israel, Mexico, and Texas; and in Forensic Sciences.
www3.baylor.edu /Sociology   (242 words)

 Purchase College - Social Sciences - Anthropology
Because anthropology and sociology are closely related disciplines, some students may wish the consider the possibility of a double major rather than a major/minor in the two disciplines.
However, because of the close links between anthropology and sociology, completion of the requirements is facilitated by the fact that many of the courses are cross-listed and some courses meet requirements in both disciplines.
The anthropology minor is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the discipline and to introduce them to some of the major subfields.
www.purchase.edu /academics/socsci/anthropology.asp   (756 words)

 SocioSite: CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Psychological anthropology investigates the psychological conditions that encourage nedurance and change in social systems, whith the goal of better understanding the relationship between culture and the individual.
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.
www2.fmg.uva.nl /sociosite/topics/anthropo.html   (4206 words)

 Anthropology Home Page
The Anthropology Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work takes a four-field approach to the study of the human condition, offering courses in archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology.
Anthropology examines the human condition in scientific and interpretive ways, providing students with the tools to understand cultural diversity and solve pressing problems associated with cross-cultural communication.
With an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, students can extend their academic work into a number of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences at the graduate level, or prepare for a profession in data analysis, demography, international trade, policy analysis, government service or related avenues.
www.auburn.edu /academic/liberal_arts/sociology/anthropology   (234 words)

 Internet Resources for Social and Cultural Anthropology
All of the photographs were taken in the 1930s by the late G.I. Jones, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
The general social anthropology bibliography maintained at the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing, University of Kent at Canterbury.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
www2.lib.udel.edu /subj/anth/soccult/internet.htm   (984 words)

 Undergraduate Courses
Social Anthropology is concerned with the variety of human societies and cultures.
Social anthropologists try to explain the causes of this variation and also attempt to enable us to understand what it means to belong to societies and cultures which, at first sight, appear very foreign to our own.
While an anthropology degree is not a vocational training, the skills you will develop in reading critically, writing coherently, and reasoning effectively are widely valued by employers.
www.lse.ac.uk /collections/anthropology/babsc.htm   (531 words)

 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.
Social and Cultural Evolution - A directory of links to research papers that discuss general theoretical approaches and models of culture change.
Symbolic Anthropology - A site that explores the relationship between symbols and a society's cognitive structure, rules of moral conduct and patterns of social interactions.
www.iper1.com /iper1-odp/scat/id/Science/Social_Sciences/Anthropology/Cultural_Anthropology   (931 words)

 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)

 Anthropology Resources on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science is funded by the National Science Foundation under its program of support for infrastructure in the social and behavioral sciences.
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.
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology - Investigates the interaction between ethnic groups and national states in Africa, while in Eurasia the focus will be upon new property relations.
www.aaanet.org /resinet.htm   (2131 words)

 Social Anthropology | Cultural Anthropology | Questia.com Online Library
Durkheim and the Social Anthropology of Culture, in Social Forces
The Social Anthropology of Latin America: Essays in Honor of Ralph Leon Beals
Towards a Social Anthropology of the Chinese Revolution, in Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars
www.questia.com /Index.jsp?CRID=social_anthropology&OFFID=se1   (560 words)

 Social Anthropology: Postgraduate
Graduate students in Social Anthropology are members of the Graduate School of Social and Political Studies and have access to all its facilities, including the common room and reading room, and microlab.
Students with a strong background in the subject (e.g., a good UK single or joint honours degree in Social Anthropology) will be admitted directly to the MSc by Research/PhD programme.
Students with only limited prior training in anthropology are encouraged to take first the taught MSc in Social Anthropology, an intensive conversion course which lays the foundation for subsequent specialized research in anthropology.
www.san.ed.ac.uk /postgrad.html   (213 words)

 Anthropology - Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Anthropology is devoted to the “holistic” study of humankind, to the understanding and explanation of human beings in all of their diverse aspects at all times and places.
The study of biological anthropology encompasses a wide range of scientific fields, including genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology, biomedical anthropology (infectious and genetic diseases), human growth and the physiology and evolution of behaviour.
Social Anthropology is concerned with the cultures and ways of life of all the world’s societies in both the present and the recent past - from remote tribal communities in Africa and South America to the villages of contemporary Polynesia and the suburbs, factories and board-rooms here in Auckland.
www.arts.auckland.ac.nz /ant   (432 words)

 UW Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington was launched in the 1920s by Leslie Spier and Melville Jacobs.
Both were students of Franz Boas, as was Erna Gunther who took the reins in 1929 and under whose lively leadership the department grew for a quarter of a century.
Today, we are a large, and still lively, department that includes 35 faculty members and houses three academic subdisciplines: archaeology, biocultural anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology, as well as a graduate program in environmental anthropology.
www.anthro.washington.edu   (183 words)

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