cultural anthropology
noun Date: 1933 anthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technologycompare physical anthropologycultural anthropologist noun

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  • cultural anthropology — cultural anthropologist. the branch of anthropology dealing with the origins, history, and development of human culture, and including in its scope the fields of archaeology, ethnology, and ethnography. Also called social anthropology. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • cultural anthropology — n anthropology that deals with human culture esp. with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology compare PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY cultural anthropologist n * * * a branch of anthropology that deals… …   Medical dictionary

  • cultural anthropology — n. a major division of anthropology that deals with all aspects of past and present human cultures, including language, customs, and behavior …   English World dictionary

  • Cultural anthropology — For the journal, see Cultural Anthropology (journal). Cultural anthropology is a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans, collecting data about the impact of global economic and political processes on local… …   Wikipedia

  • Cultural Anthropology — Die Sozialanthropologie beschäftigt sich mit der wissenschaftlichen Analyse des Menschen als ein soziales Lebewesen und dessen sozialer Organisation. Im Deutschen war der Begriff „Sozialanthropologie“ eine seit den 1960er Jahren gebrauchte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cultural anthropology — Kulturanthropologie setzt sich volkskundlich mit dem Menschen in seinem Verhältnis zur Kultur auseinander. Kulturanthropologen verstehen sich als Wissenschaftler, deren Ziel die Entwicklung übergreifender theoretischer Fragestellungen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cultural anthropology — noun /ˌkʊltʃərəl ˌænθrəˈpɑlədʒi/ One of four commonly recognized fields of anthropology. Syn: social anthropology, socio cultural anthropology …   Wiktionary

  • cultural anthropology — noun the branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society • Syn: ↑social anthropology • Derivationally related forms: ↑social anthropologist (for: ↑social anthropology), ↑cultural anthropologist …   Useful english dictionary

  • cultural anthropology — cul′tural anthropol′ogy n. ant the branch of anthropology dealing with the origins, history, and development of human culture, esp. its social forms and institutions Compare physical anthropology • Etymology: 1920–25 cul′tural anthropol′ogist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cultural anthropology — See social anthropology …   Dictionary of sociology

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