cultural anthropology noun
: anthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology — compare physical anthropology
— cultural anthropologist noun
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cultural anthropology noun (Medical Dictionary)
: anthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology—compare physical anthropology
—cultural anthropologist noun
cultural anthropology noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Branch of anthropology that deals with the study of culture. The discipline uses the methods, concepts, and data of archaeology, ethnography, folklore, linguistics, and related fields in its descriptions and analyses of the diverse peoples of the world. Called social anthropology in Britain, its field of research was until the mid 20th century largely restricted to the small-scale (or primitive), non-Western societies that first began to be identified during the age of discovery. Today the field extends to all forms of human association, from village communities to corporate cultures to urban gangs. Two key perspectives used are those of holism (understanding society as a complex, interactive whole) and cultural relativism (the appreciation of cultural phenomena within their own context). Areas of study traditionally include social structure, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology.
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