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Why Are There Less Left-Handers Than Right-Handers?
Around 10 percent of human beings are left-handed. In various
languages, the word left is often associated with words like sinister or
wrong, while the word right is linked to positive words like correct or
good. Studies have shown that there may be a genetic component to left-
handedness. Historically, it may have been adv...
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A Detail of the Coevolution of Bali's Environmental Landscape and Human Institutions in Priests and Programmers, a Book by J. Stephen Lansing
Priests and Programmers: Technologies of Power in the Engineered Landscape of Bali (2007) by J. Stephen Lansing details the complex coevolution of Bali’s environmental landscape and it’s human institutions that is central to the Indonesian island’s sustainable resource management. . Lansing is a professor of Anthropology at...
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The Traditional Widows' Practice of the Varanasi
The Varanasi Widows Widows’ practices surrounding their husbands’ deaths have historically been very extreme in southern Asia. A hundred years ago it was common to practice Sati, or widow burning, where the widow would throw herself upon the funeral pyre of her husband. Society dictated that she could not live without...
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The Power Structure Within the Field of Anthropology in Michael-Rolph Trouillot's Global Transformations
Anthropological Validity in Terms of the “Other” In Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Global Transformations, the power structure within the field of anthropology was in question.  Inherently, the scholar separates himself from his subject, and as most scholars retain Western-descent, they classified their subjects as “savage” who...
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The Different Changes in the Process of Anthropology
From the Unknown to the Known The study of anthropology has evolved over time, and the roles of anthropologists in their fields have shifted. Initially, anthropology focused on increasing public knowledge of the “foreign”, contextualizing the “strange,” and introducing people to new cultures. But now, there is more valid...
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The Importance of Analyzing Cultures and Time Periods in Determining Ethics and Pursuing Knowledge in the Arts and Natural Sciences
Ethical judgments limit knowledge in the arts and natural sciences similarly. Culture and time period are the two most important things in determining ethics, therefore, the considerations that limit knowledge in the areas of the arts and natural sciences are culture and change over time. Generally culture is constant for b...
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An Analysis of the Correlation Between Human Population and Survival Instincts
In the short educational film “Sugar Beet Harvest in the Heartland” the broadcasters describe how the sugar beet harvest in the Red River Valley accounts for approximately a 3 billion dollar impact in the economy. Even though the chemical process is a similar one to sugar cane, sugar beets are readily able to be grown in a...
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A Case Study on the Ancient Cultivation of Quinoa as a Part of the Diet of the Quechua Indians
Individual Case Study: Ancient Cultivation of Quinoa Quinoa is a nutritionally dense crop which is a staple in the diet of the Quechua Indians (descendants of the Incas) of the central Andes (Quechua, 2012). Quinoa comes from the plant Chenopodium quinoa, which grows best at high altitudes and low temperatures, and is resi...
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A Personal Analysis of Anthropology
Anthropology To me, anthropology is a study of humans, traditions, and beliefs in terms of religion. It varies between everyone because even individuals who claim they follow a certain religion don't believe everything they're taught. For example, I believe in God but I question several things about my faith. When I say I...
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Old Versus New Technologies and Methods in Anthropology
OLD VERSUS NEW IN ANTHROPOLOGY Anthropologists today grapple with a mobile, changing world that looks much different from the one Franz Boas and Bronislaw Malinowski studied in the early 20th century. British anthropologist Malinowski’s expedition to the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea was the first ethnographic fi...
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Reorganization and Categorization in the Field of Anthropology
Reorganizing Anthropology Anthropologists, like most other scholars, are categorized according to their thought process and interpretation of the subject matter that they are studying. In the case of Anthropology that subject matter is human culture. Anthropologists have frequently been categorized according to what they...
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Anthropological Theory in the Views of Franz Boas and A.R. Radcliffe-Brown
In My Personal Opinion Anthropology is an odd field of study, in that most people are aware of its existence, but only those who have spent time studying it have a clear understanding of the full range of subjects that anthropologists actually study. I feel that there is a certain inaccuracy in calling an introductory cl...
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An Anthropological and Sociological Approach to the Value of Money
Anthropology of Money Monetary transactions are unique and varied parts of human culture. The integral nature of money to culture has caused it to be linked with a variety of other social interactions. Marcel Mauss’s “The Origins of the Concept of Money,” he examine the complex systems of exchange and the social meanings...
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A Comparison of Anthropological and Sociological Ideas of Franz Boas and Emile Durkheim
Culture and Society Franz Boas and Emile Durkheim are both founding fathers of the “social” sciences in their own right, for lack of a better term. These figures present a particular conundrum in the usage of the word “social,” as Durkheim certainly studied society, but by comparison the same cannot be said for Boas. Inste...
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An Analysis of the Ecuadorean Concepts of Nuestra Realidad, Assisted Living, and Racial Optimist
Response #7 "Assisted existence: an ethnography of being in Ecuador" was written
by Elizabeth Roberts and published in the Journal of the Royal
Anthropological Institute in 2013. Being published in an anthropology
journal, it can be assumed the audience is primarily peers and fellow
anthropologists. In it, he analyze...
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Why Migrant Workers Don't Trust Doctors in Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies by Seth Holmes
Response #6 "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United
States" was written by Seth Holmes and published in 2013. As it was
published as a book and not as an article in an anthropological or medical
journal, it can be inferred to be meant both for readers interested in
subjects of medical anthropolo...
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A Critique of Traditional Data Reporting Techniques
Response #3 "On Suffering and Structural Violence: A View from Below" was written
by Paul Farmer and published in Daedalus in 1996. The intended audience
seems to be both other anthropologists, but also statisticians and other
data reporters; as the primary argument presented is a critique of
traditional data reporti...
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A Study of the Middle Class in Urban Anthropology
Introduction In Bangladesh we can see some distinct societies. Most commonly we can see the rural and urban society. Many anthropologists have done their work on rural society. But for the time being when Urban Anthropology growing developed, the study of urban life became important. No society can be fully stud...
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An Analysis of Social Structure in Sidewalk, a Book by Mitchell Duneier
The book sidewalk written by Mitchell Duneier, hakim Hasan, and Ovie
Carter provides original and exciting accounts of social thinking in
examining and approaching the problems associated with urban life. The
authors provide a description from a five year participant observation to
gather and analyze information from the si...
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The Concepts and Definitions of Anthropology
Anthropology is a very broad science. Besides it is known as the scientific study of the origin and behavior of man, including the development of societies and cultures, it also covers other few but complex issues such as human evolution and archaeology. Anthropology, being divided essentially into physical and cultural a...
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The Application of Anthropology in the Tech Industry
Abstract: Applied anthropology and the related anthropological ethics are valuable professional tools which can be applicable in a wide number of fields. In the field of the tech industry and, furthermore, the computer sciences at large, professionals should uphold these ethics while consulting the respective needs of th...
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