Cultural anthropology defined
By: Daniel J. Gansle
Cultural anthropology is an academic subfield of anthropology, a social science dedicated to the study of man. Literally translated, anthropology means the study of (-ology) humanity (anthropos).Many people are under the false notion that anthropologists simply study old bones and relate them to the...
By: Elton Gahr
Anyone who has spent time around toddlers knows beyond any doubt that boys and girls are different. This differences can be seen during any stage of life, but it is often most visible in the age when children are first beginning to understand who they...
By: Marina Stein
Imagine yourself in the situation when you don't know how to ask for directions; how to use the phone; how to tank up the car; how to pay for your groceries or even how to identify the groceries you need to buy. That is what...
By: Gary C. Gibson
Monoculturalism is a term formed with two root words; mono (meaning one) and culture. One culture is fundamentally the natural state of affairs for a stable society. Societies in transition, collision, conflict and change tend to be multi-cultural and inherently unstable. Radical multi-culturalism may be...
What is a potlatch?
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
"Potlatch" is a word that is unfamiliar in many cultures, yet a popular event in others. Trying to imagine what the meaning of the word is could bring to mind several possible images. A fastener on a pot would be the most common first impression...
Male initiation ceremonies
By: Jishi Santos
A never before published, eye witness account. I write here a 'first hand account' of a male initiation ceremony I stumbled upon in 1964, in the highlands of Papua-New Guinea, amongst the Huli people of Tari, in the Southern Highlands of that island; the...
By: Janet Grischy
There does seem to be a connection between the state of a local economy and the childbearing rates of its citizens. Populations increase with increasing prosperity in a developing society, at least at first. Fewer babies die, and more children live to grow up...
By: Janet Grischy
Humans are primates. That is the guiding idea for those who use primates to study human behavior. People are members of the great ape family, along with the gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees. Our closest existing animal relatives are the bonobo and the common chimpanzee...
Biography: Margaret Meade
By: Gillian Taber
Margaret Mead Born - 16th December 1901 Died - 15th November 1978 Margaret Meade was a well respected cultural anthropologist, known across the world for her writing and speaking. She was also an intellectual and scientist. Born into a Quaker family in Pennsylvania, Margaret was...
How globalization may affect language
By: James Johnson
In most science fiction shows and books there is only one language spoken per planet, or federation. Many wonder would this ever truly happen and why. Globalization will eventually result in a standardization of terms and a single unified language spoken by all the people...

 

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