Essays Tagged: "Cultural anthropology"

Sex in Anthropology

espected. Although many changes have been made in anthropological studies, like the introduction of cultural relativity, it seems that woman were the last to be considered in the field, this is mostly ...

(4 pages) 185 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

lie of Alfred Louis Kroeber.

t out to show them to the rest of the world. His Anthropology included Archaeology, Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology. These were the three areas that he decided to focus on in Anthropology and wo ... nd includes material collected from Goddard, Sapir, Gifford, Barrett, Waterman and Nelson. The book Cultural and Natural Areas of Native North America deals with culture wholes and with culture center ...

(12 pages) 55 0 2.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

What is anthropology and why we should study it?

ll aid in smoother business transactions. In the following paragraphs I will discuss the breadth of cultural anthropology. Anthropology and the vast fields that are included in the study cannot be sum ... y use to cope with their world, anthropologists investigate and gather data on the human condition. Cultural anthropology is a broad subject and not only includes different ethic cultures but social e ...

(7 pages) 180 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Study of Anthropology

al or biological anthropology, the study of linguistics, the study of archaeology, and the study of cultural or social anthropology.The study of physical or biological anthropology, includes topics su ... humans. "One could say physical anthropology is closely related to the biological sciences just as cultural anthropology is closely related to the other social sciences and the humanities, however it ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Social and Cultural anthropology: What defines and justifies the study of the discipline.

iological Anthropology, which studies man as an organism and his physical evolution, and Social and Cultural Anthropology, the comparative study of cultural variation through the myths, ritual, kinshi ... ine what is anthropology in general but mainly look at the background and development of Social and Cultural Anthropology and its relevance to the modern world, in addition to considering how students ...

(7 pages) 288 1 4.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Franz Boas

rom theUniversity of Kiel. At first he specialized in physics, but later moved toward physical,then cultural geography. (Kroeber et al p.5) In 1883 he went to Baffin Island to conductgeographic resear ... The field workmethods he came up with during that time had a large influence on the "development ofcultural anthropology as an academic discipline in general". (Stocking p.11) The firstmethod is "the ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.6 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Body rituals among the Nacirema

Professor Emma Linton of the Martian Institute of Interplanetary Cultural Anthropology might have come up with her unexpected conclusions regarding to the body ritua ...

(2 pages) 72 0 3.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Reponse paper to Anthropology Editions Essay #7: Shakespeare in the Bush

Significant Concept: Bohannan's article touches on a subject that is central to cultural anthropology, namely, one researcher taking advantage of appeared to be an opportunity to t ...

(2 pages) 22 0 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Understand the meaning of Anthropology, European colonialism, ethnocentrism and cultural relativism

eesing et al, Anthropology is described as the study of human beings relating to their physical and cultural behaviours. This is the term used to illustrate the time when European Anthropologists went ... on are demanding for the pay back on behalf of their ancestors who were affected during slave trade.CULTURAL RELATIVISM:This is the term that need to research different peoples' stories in order to un ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Cultural anthropological study of Sequoia National Park

Event: Cultural Anthropology research on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers, CAAt the Oct ... Park archives, lecture on the impact of technology on archeology and a visit to Hospital Rock, the Cultural Anthropology class was able to further explore the historical influences of the local nativ ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Embracing Islam

verse cultures around the world. Although sex and mating is considered biological and marriage is a cultural issue, they are both very controversial and widely diverse in a cross-cultural outlook. The ... and practices of sex and marriage are extremely different from one culture to another. In our text Cultural Anthropology this topic is discussed very comprehensively. It touches on many issues includ ...

(6 pages) 23 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Do some common interest groups replace extended family?

other forms of common-interest groups may develop. In modern times, most pastoralists need some agricultural goods, and if they cannot get them by exchanging their own livestock produce, they have to ... get them by exchanging their own livestock produce, they have to farm. As a result, groups of horticulturalists or farmers may form. In addition, a group of men come together during winter to discuss ...

(4 pages) 30 2 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Environment as Master Narrative: Discourse and Identity in Environmental Problems

een interested in questions of nature and culture from the discipline's earliest days, contemporary cultural anthropology is witnessing an explosion of interest in the environment and environmental mo ... nvironmental movements. Anthropologists working in the United States have observed rapid changes in cultural concepts of the environment and note that popular beliefs about the environment are closely ...

(6 pages) 44 0 4.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

How does race implicate issues of health and illness?

How does race implicate issues of health and illness? How does it affect people's choices in mixed cultural situations? Consider the political and economic effects of 'racism' and 'ethnocentrism' on ... ame species, Homo sapiens. Race is a fabrication designed to categorize humans (Brown, 1998). Cross-cultural studies on phenotypes are conducted because race is not a useful biological concept (Brown, ...

(15 pages) 308 1 2.5 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Comparing Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology Schools of Thought

of anthropology has been separated into four subdivisions, physical, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology (Lindsay). Physical anthropology studies the natural history of human species. ... kmanship. Linguistics identifies an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. Cultural anthropology studies cultural variat ...

(10 pages) 63 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The 'central problem of anthropology is the diversity of human life' Explain.

e their differences, there are parts of humanity that remain uniformly the same, no matter what the cultural or social environment is.Despite the differences in societies there are also some similarit ... tempt to “understand every society on its own terms” (Erikson 2001:2). They attempt to be cultural relativists. Cultural relativism is the understanding that humanity is diverse, and the bel ...

(3 pages) 1134 0 4.3 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Anthropology or Sociology

In the social sciences of sociology and cultural anthropology, researchers have developed their own unique style or research and investigati ... hts and opinions that can differ greatly even in small populations.Although sociology is similar to cultural anthropology in that they both study human behavior, researchers of cultural anthropology s ... g themselves in the culture and living with the people they are studying.Another method employed by cultural anthropologists is human ecology, which is the study of how cultures interact with their na ...

(2 pages) 26 0 1.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Report on Consumer Behaviour Using Motorbike Segment in India as Reference

mer groups that competitors cannot match.C.To apply components of social psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology and link them to consumer behavior.D.To identify and understand customer needs ...

(4 pages) 13 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Cultural Relativism: Should Society and Sociologist Strive for Cultural Relativism?

Definition of Cultural RelativismCultural Relativism, as it has been called, challenges our ordinary belief in the ... ity of moral truth. There is no such thing as universal truth in ethics: there are only the various cultural codes, and nothing more. Moreover, our own code has no special status; it is merely one amo ... y of looking at and dealing with certain situations. Different societies have different moral codes.Cultural Relativism in actual practiceCultural Relativists argue that it is the cultural normality's ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sociology and Anthropology

ically vast in its scope.A typical anthropology degree includes the study of human evolution, cross-cultural issues, rituals and myths and cultural history.AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONSociocultural anthrop ... ulture and PersonalityRuth Fulton Benedict major contribution was the highly influential concept of cultural relativism. Cultural relativism asserted that there are no superior or inferior cultures, o ...

(17 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology