By: Nathan Wada
In what have been somewhat unorthodox and rather telling moves, the link between anthropology and politics has been monetarily quantified to be worth either $400,000 in annual salary or $40 million, depending on whether you ask the CIA or the Pentagon.TIME has reported...
By: Lucie Shores
"Why are we so different", or perhaps we should ask "Why are we at all the same?"From lowly amoeba to big-brained human, the case for the rainbow of diversity within the human species is not easily made by anthropology or archeology alone. It took...
Anthropology of religion explained
By: Bosco Bae
Prior to delving into the complexities of the anthropology of religion, the terms anthropology and religion need to be defined. Anthropology can be loosely defined as the study of humankind in all its respects i.e. the origins, development, sociocultural, biological, and everything in between...
How real is race? Using anthropology to make sense of human diversity
By: Christine G.
"None of the observable traits that people associate with race are simple genetic traits. Complex traits are influenced by several genes as well as environment." (Jeffrey C. Long, Geneticist)What is race, really? Try this quiz, offered by the American Anthropological Association:http://www.understandingrace.org/humvar/quiz.htmlThe...
By: John Sarkis
Darwin used his now famous/infamous quote: "Natural Selection" in a the 19th century to imply the opposite of what men and cattle ranchers did in his time; people would chose male/female animals in the best physical stamina and then mate them with each other. In...
All about cultural anthropology theories
By: Christine G.
Anthropology is the study of peoples around the world, across cultures, and throughout time, all the way back to the time before people appeared on our planet. Traditionally, it is focused either on cultures of the past, or in exotic settings quite different from the...
Anthropology of religion explained
By: Douglas Black
The subject of anthropology and religion may go hand in hand in some science circles, but when approaching religion from a prospectus of science, some are likely to take a personal stance. If anthropology is the study of humanity and the nature based on sociology...
By: Laurie Childree
Cultural or social anthropology is when the social groups and behavior patterns are studied. The studies include the relationships of families, the law, politics, ideology, religious beliefs and the way that things are produced and the way that people consume them.Studies in gender and...
Anthropology of religion explained
By: Currie Jean
Anthropology is a science of culture, and as a science of culture, it studies people. The four men who began anthropologizing religion in the late nineteenth century (Max Muller, W. Robertson Smith, Edward B. Tylor, and Sir James G. Frazer), made this clear: in anthropology...
By: Douglas Black
The decline of civilization begins with the perception that race changes everything, and that our subtle cosmetic or cultural differences are paramount to this indigenous behavior of cultural segregation. One of the most defining arguments that anthropologist have had to deal with is why most...

 

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