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

Examples of cultural anthropology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And cultural anthropology, with its insistence on the many varieties of cultures, was committed to noting the sheer diversity of mythologies. John Ganz, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 Avantika opens up about going to college to prove her family wrong The past year has marked a period of change for Avantika, who also moved to New York to study cultural anthropology at Columbia University. Brendan Morrow, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 Your website talks about your path to photography beginning with frustration in your study of cultural anthropology as a student at the University of Houston, specifically portrayals of Native American people as solely historical. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2024 The first class is in public speaking (Feb. 12–March 24) followed by a class in nutrition (March 25–April 28), and, finally, an introduction to cultural anthropology (April 29–June 9). Nicole Gregory, Orange County Register, 1 Feb. 2024 This shift in public opinion poses a huge issue for the Israeli military, according to Rebecca Stein, professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University and author of Screen Shots: State Violence on Camera in Israel and Palestine. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2023 Taylor, who was born in 1958, studied journalism and cultural anthropology in college. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 The Field Museum’s new exhibit skips myths and misconceptions in favor of a rich cultural anthropology case study. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2014 But this represents another progressive step for the low-key museum, which specializes in cultural anthropology. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cultural anthropology was in 1878

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“Cultural anthropology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultural%20anthropology. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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