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Outline of anthropology

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to anthropology:

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Anthropology – study of humanity. Anthropology has origins in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. The term was first used by François Péron when discussing his encounters with Tasmanian Aborigines.

What type of thing is anthropology?

Anthropology can be described as all of the following:

  • Academic discipline – body of knowledge given to - or received by - a disciple (student); a branch or sphere of knowledge, or field of study, that an individual has chosen to specialise in.
  • Field of science – widely recognized category of specialized expertise within science, and typically embodies its own terminology and nomenclature. Such a field will usually be represented by one or more scientific journals, where peer reviewed research is published. There are many sociology-related scientific journals.
  • Social science – field of academic scholarship that explores aspects of human society.
  • History of anthropology

    History of anthropology

    Fields of anthropology

  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Social anthropology
  • Archaeological and biological subfields

  • Anthrozoological
  • Biocultural
  • Evolutionary
  • Feminist
  • Forensic
  • Maritime
  • Palaeoanthropological
  • Linguistics subfields

  • Descriptive
  • Ethno-
  • Historical
  • Semiotic
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Socio-cultural anthropology subfields

  • Applied anthropology
  • Anthropology of art
  • Cognitive anthropology
  • Digital anthropology
  • Anthropology of development
  • Ecological anthropology
  • Economic anthropology
  • Historical anthropology
  • Anthropology of gender & sexuality
  • Kinship & family
  • Legal anthropology
  • Media anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Political anthropology
  • Psychological anthropology
  • Public anthropology
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Transpersonal anthropology
  • Urban anthropology
  • Visual anthropology
  • General anthropology concepts

  • Anthropological theories of value
  • Culture
  • Society
  • Kinship and descent
  • Marriage and family
  • Evolution
  • Material culture
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Globalization and postcolonialism
  • Gender
  • Socialization
  • Theories

  • Actor–network theory
  • Alliance theory
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Cultural materialism
  • Culture theory
  • Feminism
  • Functionalism
  • Interpretive
  • Performance studies
  • Political economy
  • Practice theory
  • Structuralism
  • Post-structuralism
  • Systems theory
  • Methods and frameworks

  • Ethnography
  • Ethnology
  • Cross-cultural comparison
  • Participant observation
  • Online ethnography
  • Holism
  • Reflexivity
  • Thick description
  • Cultural relativism
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Emic and etic
  • Anthropology organizations

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Ethnological Society
  • Moving Anthropology Student Network
  • Anthropological Society of London
  • Center for World Indigenous Studies
  • Ethnological Society of London
  • Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography
  • Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Network of Concerned Anthropologists
  • N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology
  • Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Society for anthropological sciences
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • USC Center for Visual Anthropology
  • Books, journals, and other literature

  • Bibliography of anthropology
  • List of anthropology journals
  • Anthropology lists

  • List of members of the National Academy of Sciences (Anthropology)
  • List of museums with major collections in ethnography and anthropology
  • List of visual anthropology films
  • References

    Outline of anthropology Wikipedia


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