cultural anthropology

noun

Definition of cultural anthropology

: anthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology — compare physical anthropology

Other Words from cultural anthropology

cultural anthropologist noun

Examples of cultural anthropology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though cultural anthropology now often espouses social justice aims, there are no guarantees that an anthropologist (85% of whom are white in the US) would orient or deploy algorithms in a less biased way than, say, a computer scientist. Elena Maris, Wired, 12 Jan. 2022 Her music freely jumps borders and genres, as befits a University of Minnesota graduate who majored in both classical voice and cultural anthropology. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 Babcock, who holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology and is currently the dean of education for the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, will start her new position with Forever Balboa Park on April 4. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Mar. 2022 Her background in photography and cultural anthropology serves as the foundation for her pursuit of quality, diverse, and inclusive storytelling. Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2022 Harris Solomon is an associate professor of cultural anthropology and global health at Duke University. Harris Solomon, STAT, 9 Jan. 2022 But with a degree in cultural anthropology, a Diné (Navajo) heritage and a lifelong love for cooking, chef Freddie Bitsoie has devoted his career to pushing Indigenous foods to the forefront. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 Boas was, by then, renowned as the father of American cultural anthropology and the scholar who taught generations how to think about human diversity without hierarchy. Kwame Anthony Appiah, The New York Review of Books, 28 May 2020 Instead, take a tip from cultural anthropology and look at employee behaviors as a measure of engagement. Lindsay Kohler, Forbes, 16 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cultural anthropology

1878, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2022

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“Cultural anthropology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultural%20anthropology. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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cultural anthropology

noun

Medical Definition of cultural anthropology

: anthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology — compare physical anthropology

Other Words from cultural anthropology

cultural anthropologist noun

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about cultural anthropology

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