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cultural anthropology

n.
The scientific study of the development of human cultures based on ethnographic, linguistic, social, and psychological data and methods of analysis.

cultural anthropology

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the branch of anthropology dealing with cultural as opposed to biological and racial features
cultural anthropologist n

cul′tural anthropol′ogy


n.
the branch of anthropology dealing with the origins, history, and development of human culture, esp. its social forms and institutions. Compare physical anthropology.
[1920–25]
cul′tural anthropol′ogist, n.

cultural anthropology

a specialty that studies the creative achievements of societies, especially those passed on through later generations. Also called culturology.
See also: Anthropology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cultural anthropology - the branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
garbology - the study of a society by analyzing its garbage
mythology - the study of myths
ritualism - the study of religious or magical rites and ceremonies
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In addition to students, the bookAEs readership includes ethnographers, sociologists, social psychologists, cultural anthropologists, and folklorists.
In fact, according to cultural anthropologists at Durham University, UK, the story of Little Red Riding Hood has 35 versions across different cultures, and shares a common ancestor dating back to more than 2,600 years.
Theologians, pastors, sociologists, cultural anthropologists and experts in linguistics worked on the project, which was reviewed by an ad-hoc committee of bishops and unanimously approved by the CBCP in 1976.
Cultural anthropologists, academics and researchers are set to gain a greater understanding of the emirate's intangible heritage in a special workshop in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Cultural anthropologists and human geographers present research on the political and cultural worlds of street economies (street vendors being the most iconic actors of street economies) in the global urban south.
Too few cultural anthropologists embrace this contradiction and try, as Sodikoff does, to lift their voices above a murmured string of curses aimed at conservation projects.
Ethnographers and cultural anthropologists spend long periods of fieldwork getting to know the intimate, complex and at times conflicted lives of the people about whom they write.
The first to take up this brush, or at least the most aggressive, were the cultural anthropologists who chose Numare over Nature and followed in the footsteps of people like Franz Boas, Margaret Mead and Ashley Montagu (born Israel Ehrenberg).
Such efforts were mostly criticized by cultural anthropologists on the basis that the ability to perceive something like color based on our biological equipment should not be thought to allow us subsequently to understand how people make sense of those perceptions.
As well, the editors suggest that cultural anthropologists have become increasingly interested in the media and its uses.
What students of Christian mission history have long hold to be their speciality--Christianity outside of the Western world--has now caught the attention of scholars ranging from historians of religion to social historians and cultural anthropologists.
Instead of providing an insightful, probing work exploring the intersections of anthropology and the military, the book provides a glimpse into the tribal narrative cultural anthropologists have weaved for themselves.

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