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cul·tur·al an·thro·pol·o·gy

study of all aspects of culture resulting from human behavior, including, among others, speech and language, systems of thought, social systems, and the artifacts produced by a culture.
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Western social anthropologists saw in those disciplines a field very different from their own discipline and portrayed them without discriminating between different national contexts.
Simple linguistic gaffs like this are not the sort of a trap which we would expect social anthropologists to fall into today.
For the first time archaeologists, evolutionary psychologists, social anthropologists, sociologists and linguists will work together to reconstruct our ancestors' social lives and behaviour from the archaeological evidence of bones and tools.
Enriched by interdisciplinary collaboration with cultural and social anthropologists, the findings of archeologists and the interpretations of art historians, we can visualize a fuller, more colorful picture of women's lives in the late Classical period than we have had available to us heretofore.
Few social anthropologists have taken history so seriously as Anton Blok.
This was a shift, as far as dance critics and social anthropologists were concerned, from a folk or commonplace dance genre that is usually considered social dancing and is performed to demonstrate culturally specific traits and skills.
In 1987, Sir Edmund Leach, the most influential British social anthropologist of his generation, startled a conference in Norwich of the Association of Social Anthropologists by declaring that ethnographic monographs were essentially fictions, expressing the personality of the author.
This book, written by two social anthropologists, represents the results of a detailed cooperative multidisciplinary study of the forest savanna transition zone of The Republic of Guinea.
As has become more fashionable with social anthropologists, Simons weaves her own position as a frustrated fieldworker, mostly stuck in Mogadishu, into the text fully and openly, rather like a Richard Rogers building with all the plumbing on the outside.
I also wanted to be sure that we have a strong academic input, that it wasn't just businessmen talking to one another, but that we would have business school professors, social anthropologists, economists, who would, all from their points of expertise, address the communication issues that the public relations and public affairs executives might face.
Sociologists and social anthropologists weave three strands of sociological writing about children into a programmatic statement that lifted childhood studies from a subset of developmental psychology and family sociology into its own distinct discipline.
All in all, "the history of 'mentalities' has been useful in introducing something analogous to the discipline of the social anthropologists into history, and its usefulness is very far from exhausted.

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