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

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Margaret began her master’s degree in ethnology and museum ethnography at Oxford and decided to stay and pursue her doctorate in cultural anthropology. M.a.c. Lynch, courant.com, "Love Story: African Decathlete and American Rower On Love Safari," 10 June 2018 Both books are filled with stories like that of Josh Sucher, a Bard graduate who translated lessons from cultural anthropology into market research for Etsy. Michael S. Roth, WSJ, "The Liberal Arts Are Marketable," 4 Sep. 2017

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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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

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cultural anthropologist noun

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