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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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An Analysis of the Introduction Chapter of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, Criticizing US Clinical Workers of Internalized Racism
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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