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ethnology

 [eth-nol´o-je]
1. the branch of anthropology that deals with the study of the origin and descent of human races and ethnic groups and their distribution and relationships.
2. the science of comparing and analyzing transcultural differences and similarities and developing theoretical postulations and generalizations from the findings.

eth·nol·o·gy

(eth-nol'ŏ-jē),
The science that compares human culture and/or races; cultural anthropology.

ethnology

/eth·nol·o·gy/ (eth-nol´ah-je) the science dealing with the major cultural groups of humans, their descent, relationship, etc.

ethnology

the study of the distribution, relationships and origins of the races of mankind.
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Without folklore studies, ethnology all too easily becomes a specialized, regional subfield of social and cultural anthropology.
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Steven Engelsman, Director of the Museum of Ethnology, Vienna
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In this valuable contribution to the dialogue between contemporary studies on consciousness and Alfred North Whitehead's process philosophy, Weber (Centre for Philosophical Practice "Chromatiques whiteheadiennes," Brussels) and Weekes (independent scholar/educational consultant, New York; secretary, Whitehead Psychology Nexus) introduce 14 perspectives on this relationship from fields including neuroscience, biology, animal ethnology, psychotherapy, and physics.
Just out of university and working as a technician in the ROM's Ethnology department, he first became aware of the ROM's extensive collection of art by Paul Kane, the artist-adventurer who in the mid 19th century chronicled Canada's Native peoples, their customs and material culture.
The professional library contains more than 30,000 printed materials, also the research on ethnology by the students of Tartu University throughout time.
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Chilkovsky made films on dance and music ethnology, notated a wide variety of dances including dances on the TV show American Bandstand, ran a private school for K-12 with a dance emphasis, and created a national curriculum for dance in secondary school education.
Focusing on a group of 66 Pueblo and Navajo textiles in the collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, this informative volume holds many pleasing surprises for readers interested in the art of weaving.
Eleven essays by authors with a surprisingly eclectic background--including college teachers in archaeology and ethnology, museum curators, a biologist, and a poet--focus on particular topics of this African island nation's textiles attracting wide notice because of their quality of production, colorfulness, and social significance.
Enhanced throughout with the superb color images of Auckland-based photographer Krzysztof Pfeiffer, Pacific Jewelry And Adornment is the collaborative work of Roger Neich (Curator of Ethnology, Auckland Museum and Professor of Anthropology, University of Auckland) and Fuli Pereira (Curator of the Pacific Collection, Auckland Museum).