applied anthropology

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the study of human beings and their development, including their customs and practices, that is based on an understanding of the contexts from which observations about human activities are derived. adj., adj anthropolog´ical.
applied anthropology the use of anthropological approaches and knowledge to influence human behavior or encourage change (including economic development) in the living patterns of different cultural groups.
physical anthropology the field of anthropology that focuses on human physical characteristics.
sociocultural anthropology the field of anthropology that focuses on shared patterns of behavior and on customary, agreed-upon solutions that influence behavior; it also includes the study of interactions between individuals.

ap·plied an·thro·pol·o·gy

a fusion of modern cultural anthropology and aspects of sociology in which applications are derived from the study of literate peoples in their cultures.
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As Trigger (2011:236) points out, in Australia applied anthropology continues to be the subject of rigorous post-colonial critique, criticised for its function as an instrument of government power from both within the discipline and without (see, for example, Cowlishaw 2003, 2010; Lattas and Morris 2010; Nakata 2007).
This, in addition to their respective fields' shared interests in the concept of place as it manifests individually and collectively, quickly made it clear to both authors that there was great potential for a collaboration that incorporated research methods training, community-engaged research, and place-building theory into an applied anthropology curriculum.
The need to justify funding eventually moved the ISA from an agency devoted to scholarly training and basic research to one engaged in applied anthropology.
Newsletter of the Society for Applied Anthropology 19, 1 (February): 1-5.
Cernea: Policy and Development in the World Bank", Malinowski Award Publication, Society for Applied Anthropology.
Allan said they also submitted a paper for possible publication in the Society for Applied Anthropology Journal.
In recognition of her lifelong efforts, Joan received the Prix Weaver-Tremblay Prize for exceptional contributions to Canadian Applied Anthropology, as well as the Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award of the City of Calgary.
Applied anthropology continues to be a large and important part of the anthropological discourse, but is often left theoretically framed in terms of simple advocacy for minority groups.
Il est nomme << Fellow >> de la Societe Royale du Canada (1979) et promu << Fellow >> de la Society for Applied Anthropology (1996) et egalement de l'Association des musees canadiens (1996).
In 1991 she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Anthropological Association and in 1996, the Bronislaw Malinowski Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology.
Kuyo Chico: Applied Anthropology in an Indian Community.
The activities encompassed under the heading of applied anthropology are extremely diverse, ranging from heartfelt and underpaid activist-based research for NGOs around the world to production of secret ethnographies and time-allocation studies of industrial and blue-collar workplaces for the private consumption of management.

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