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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Recent Examples on the Web New departments of sociology and cultural anthropology kept their eye on the societal side of health, while the nation’s first schools of public health focused instead on fights between germs and individuals. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "How Science Beat the Virus," 17 Dec. 2020 Jacobs graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in art history and holds a master of social science in cultural anthropology and history from the University of Colorado. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Missions gets new park superintendent," 7 Oct. 2020 The next months not only profoundly altered his life and values but, ultimately, helped redefine the very meaning and practice of cultural anthropology. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "A storied life remembered: Richard Nelson’s Alaska legacy," 9 Aug. 2020 Sonja Michal Smith is a graduate student in socio-cultural anthropology at Northern Arizona University. Popular Science, "Arizona reopened too quickly. Now Indigenous nations are paying the price.," 6 July 2020 Each public sign is a distillation of human psychology, cultural anthropology, urban design, user design principles, and graphic design, on top of the politics of its constituents. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "The sophisticated design behind a simple coronavirus sign," 3 June 2020 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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First Known Use of cultural anthropology

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Cultural anthropology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultural%20anthropology. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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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