Essays Tagged: "anthropologists"

The Trickster - Karl Jung archetype.

e, but all tricksters are bound by certain characteristics no matter what religion they show up in. Anthropologists would argue that each trickster should be evaluated in it's own cultural setting, bu ...

(5 pages) 124 1 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Anthropoligical view of John Davis - Explorer

give an anthropological look at what really happened. These explorers are comparable to present day anthropologists because some of them kept excellent records of native people, their habits and even ... not in the old world English, you could say that his works are comparable to present day text from anthropologists. Davis, on his expedition to the North Pole, sailed to an island where he found a gr ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Are Criminals Born or made

ct of many debates. Beginning over a hundred years ago in the late 18th century social and criminal anthropologists began to wonder at the causes of criminality and delinquency and set about to invest ...

(8 pages) 561 3 4.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Sex in Anthropology

. During the late 19th century, anthropologist were know as 'arm chair' anthropologist. These were 'anthropologists' who relied on merchants, missionaries, explorers, ect. as informants for their ethn ... hnographic presents. All of the latter professions were practiced by men only, as were the roles of anthropologists when fieldwork was introduced. This was in turn reflected through the way that socie ...

(4 pages) 185 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Human Ancestry

ecificsThe evolutionary relationships of Australopithecus and Homo are still argued today among top anthropologists. The direct human phylogeny is not certain, and many links to modern man from four m ...

(7 pages) 87 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

A womans struggle in the work force.

workforce was a dominant trend and topic studied mainly by sociologists, however, psychologists and anthropologists have also completed some works on this topic. According to functionalists, women's r ...

(5 pages) 204 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Essay on Rosaldo, Renato. "Grief and a Headhunter's Rage."

ichelle and Renato Rosaldo had studied the Ilongot tribe in the northern part of the Philippines as anthropologists. Renato Rosaldo's past attempts at understand the Ilongot's reason for head hunting, ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient Mesopotamia.

range markings were uncovered. These series of lines was what the Sumerian people called cuneiform. Anthropologists have discovered what most of these symbols mean but some still puzzle them. They mad ...

(1 pages) 106 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Evaluations of the Oraibi Split. The 'Oraibi' was a pueblo of a Native American culture called the Hopi. This essay examines why the Oraibi split from four different anthropologists views.

s eventually resulted in different versions of Hopi history and the Oraibi split from each village. Anthropologists have offered many different explanations of the Oraibi fissioning. These various pro ... g of the division of Oraibi to be very complex. This essay evaluates explanations of four different anthropologists: Mischa Titiev, Richard Bradfield, Richard Clemmer, and Peter Whiteley.Titiev provid ...

(8 pages) 58 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What does it mean that culture is all-encompassing?

By describing culture as all-encompassing, anthropologists are referring to the fact that culture not only includes, but is largely responsible ...

(1 pages) 62 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

What is ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and what problems do they present?

ures. Ethnocentric viewpoints impair judgments and make finds less relevant. It is the place of the anthropologists to try to use cultural relativism when studying a foreign culture.Cultural relativis ...

(1 pages) 221 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Dirk Van der Elst's "Culture as Given, Culture as Choice".

AN INTERPRETIVE ESSAY OF DIRK VAN DER ELST'S,CULTURE AS GIVEN, CULTURE AS CHOICEIn this text, anthropologists Dirk Van Der Elst and Paul Bohanan discuss the concept of multiculturalism. The text ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Postmodernism and the works of Rosaldo, Dumont, and Derrida describing the theory of postmodernism in cultural change.

e can be accurately described in certain situations. The term was introduced in the late 1940's, as anthropologists were forced to contend with the changes created by postmodernism in a variety of way ... h the challenge to anthropological authority. It is felt by many that it is incredibly arrogant for anthropologists to assume that they have both the capacity and mandate to dissect, interpret and des ...

(6 pages) 179 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Out of Africa: A Plausible Explanation.

still shrouded in a considerable degree of confusion through lack of empirical evidence. While some anthropologists, including author Christopher Stringer, argue that this origination stems from the A ... rent rates. Europeans and Asian evolved rather quickly, while other races remained primitive. Other anthropologists, such as Stringer, agree that sapiens spread throughout Asia and Europe, then died o ...

(4 pages) 82 0 2.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Are Witchcraft Beliefs Irrational?

The practise of witchcraft is of great interest to anthropologists, because it is a concept that pervades many societies. The most influential study is ... Pritchard's Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande and ever since this work was published, anthropologists have debated about definitions of witchcraft, reasons why it exists in so many socie ... pted to analyse how these irrational beliefs could have persisted for so long in the West. However, anthropologists are interested in understanding witchcraft in the context of the culture under study ...

(11 pages) 200 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Chinese Medicinal Meals (Yao Shan) in the West.

are inter-related. Many culturally-bound dietetics therapies have been reported around the world by anthropologists and doctors. With more and more Chinese restaurants appear in west countries, Chines ...

(13 pages) 99 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Relations within the Abrahamic Faiths. Examines the the historical and theological similarities of the three religions.

Relations Within The Abrahamic Faiths"Anthropologists tell us that there are three things that distinguish humanity from other animals - r ...

(11 pages) 157 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Research paper on the Nazca Plains in Peru and its relation to extraterrestrial activity.

the pictograms are landing fields and landing markers for extraterrestrial visitors. However, many anthropologists believe that these are only ceremonial or astronomical markings. I will attempt to p ...

(6 pages) 65 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

" Sunset on the Savanna" by James Shreeve, Discover, July 1996, pp.116-125.

Summary PaperSunset on the Savanna"Why do we walk? For decades anthropologists said that we became bipedalto survive on the African savanna. But a slew of new foss ... Africa, where the great apes live to this day. By the turn of the century however, the majority of anthropologists thought that this move had occurred in Asia. With the discovery of Australopithecus ...

(2 pages) 39 0 1.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Native Americans and Alcoholism.

." [228] As one would expect this is raising concern and interest among researchers, statisticians, anthropologists and sociologists. They are investigating the possible catalysts of this epidemic. ...

(8 pages) 237 2 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History