By: Colette Georgii
Anthropological kinship or genealogy charts are similar to the genealogy charts done by genealogists but they are mapped out using symbols rather than names. However names can be included in an anthropological kinship chart depending on the work being done by the anthropologist. Cultural anthropologists...
By: Colette Georgii
The anthropological family tree diagram is both similar and different than the genealogical family tree. The anthropological family tree is usually called a kinship chart but it can also be called a genealogy chart. Both types of diagrams are family trees. Family tree connections A...
By: Maria C Collins
Religion was central to Aztec life. The Aztec religion was a sun-worshipping cult. The Aztecs, like the Romans, absorbed conquered people’s gods into their own religion. Aztec priests believed in aspects of one god although the common people worshipped many gods and goddesses. Each...
How culture and the natural environment are interrelated
By: Christyl Rivers
Culture and natural environment are within the human mind and external to it as well. Even climate change deniers exist due to the natural environment, breathing air, drinking water, eating food, and so forth. Culture, since pre-history, revolves around the natural world. All art, all...
The importance of the Hopi Perspective
By: Sylvia Farley
The Hopi people are native Americans who have lived in the high mesas for several thousand years. Today there are several hundred villages, all autonomous, each with their own form of self- government based on religious observance. The clans are matriarchal and matrilineal, but religious...
By: Can Tran
In order to learn how social groups are created in the first place, and maintained in the long run, you have to understand what is considered to be a social group. A social group is defined as the following: a social group that comprises of...
Definition of social class
By: Elizabeth Pugh
By definition, the term ‘socio-economic class’ is recognised as ‘Any measure which attempts to classify individuals, families or households in terms of indicators such as occupation , income and education....’ (The Oxford Dictionary of Sociology, 2009), Giddens (2008) indicates that class can be...
Processes of culture change: Transculturation
By: Dee Dee Prince
Transculturation is one of the processes leading to cultural change that takes place as a result of contact between societies. Transculturation occurs in individuals. It is the change that happens to an individual after adopting a new culture. This can occur with consent, such as...
Processes of culture change: Acculturation
By: Nicole Selley
Culture changes over time, all the time. This can be because the time, and with it the environment, changes (e.g. new inventions) but another reason can be acculturation. What is acculturation? In simple terms, it is the process of one cultural group adopting the...
By: Nancy Seddens
Transculturation is defined as “Cultural change induced by introduction of elements of a foreign culture or the introduction of foreign elements into an established culture.” It is similar to acculturation, but generally transculturation refers to a group rather then an individual although the...

 

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