Sociocultural Anthropology

This is the launching point for Social/Cultural Anthropology. This page is just a starting point, with a few topics to get us started. Feel free to add additional subdisciplines, and when you create a new page it, please use the subdiscipline page template to maintain some site consistency.

  • Anthropology of Media - emphasizes ethnographic studies as a means of understanding producers, audiences, and other cultural and social aspects of mass media.
  • Anthropology of Religion - the study of religious institutions in relation to other social institutions, and the comparison of religious beliefs and practices across cultures.
  • Applied Anthropology - the application of method and theory in anthropology to the analysis and solution of practical problems.
  • Economic Anthropology - attempts to explain human economic behavior using the tools of both economics and anthropology.
  • Ethnography - founded on the idea that humans are best understood in the fullest possible context.
  • Medical Anthropology - a label for empirical research and theoretical production by anthropologists into the social processes and cultural representations of health, illness, and medicine.
  • …please add more!

Note: all one-line descriptions here are from Wikipedia.

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