FAMILY: AN INSTITUTION OF CULTURE AND PART OF HUMAN
Family is one kind of social micro unit. Most of the time when a person thinks of the definition of a family, the image of a mother, father and children is what comes into the mind. That is actually the definition of a nuclear family, which is parents, and one or more children.
CONCEPTS OF CULTURE
It is the holistic emphasis of cultural anthropology that distinguishes it most clearly from other related disciplines. For example, an anthropologist may focus his or her research on a particular dimension of culture, such as religion or political organization, but that dimension will also be described in terms of its relationship to the "complex whole" of the local culture.
RELATIONSHIP OF GEAN,HUMAN BODY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
In modern sense, by ‘evolution’ is meant any change in the heredetary endowments. An understanding of the biological processes all for understanding the concept of ‘GENE’ which is vital to life process.
Anthropologist Pruetz's discovery inspiring young adventurers, scientists, photographers and storytellers
Hunting tools used in Pruetz's discovery are on display in the collection of artifacts found in the main lobby of National Geographic's headquarters. They are also expected to be included in a Smithsonian Institution exhibit in 2009, according to Richard Potts, director, Human Origins Program, National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian.
RESEARCH AND LIFE HISTORY: FACING THE CHALLENGES OF NEW ETHNOGRAPHY
Symbolic interactionism developed from the same tradition and yielded several excellent sociological ethnographies, including Shared Fantasy by Gary Alan Fine, which documents the early history of fantasy role-playing games. But even though many sub-fields and theoretical perspectives within sociology use ethnographic methods, ethnography is not the sine of the discipline, as it is in cultural anthropology.
AUTONOMY OF RURAL WOMEN IN PEASANT COMMUNITIES
In the backdrop of such development it remains to address the dimension of autonomy so far as rural women are concerned. Arguably peasants still nourish conservative attitudes to folk women. Structural and symbolic violence originating from custom, scriptures and pre-existing values tend to undermine women's autonomous status at home and outside the residential locus.
STRUCTURALISM AND LEVI-STRAUSS: A SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PARADIGM
In the very beginning of anthropology, the theorists believed in the universality of cultural stages stemming from the psychic unity of mankind. When anthropology developed as an empirical science, evolutionism was replaced by functionalism negating the prior assumption. Later in the mid-twentieth century French anthropologist as well as philosopher Levi-Strauss introduced a new and different theoretical model in the study of culture named ‘Structuralism’.
ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF MAN AND HIS CULTURE AND HEALTH
If a patient is not of the same ethnic or social class as the doctor, there might be problems understanding each other's cultural perceptions of health, Cashdan said. She thinks if doctors want to help patients change their health-related behaviors, they need to understand where their patients are coming from, and anthropology teaches that.
1947: PARTITION OF SELF, LIFE AND IDENTITY
More recently, revisionist historiography and anthropology, as well as state governments, have begun to examine the experience of refugees and migrants, focusing particularly on the experiences of ordinary people, women and children, who were witness to violence and who became refugees of Partition.
“ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A HISTORICAL READER”
A field such as ecological anthropology is particularly relevant to contemporary concerns with the state of the general environment. Anthropological knowledge has the potential to inform and instruct humans about how to construct sustainable ways of life. Anthropology, especially when it has an environmental focus, also demonstrates the importance of preserving cultural diversity.