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Agriculture

Andrew Flachs and Glenn Stone.

in Anthropology

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7413 words.

Because food production is so central to human life, scholars have had a long interest in agriculture, its origins, and its effects on population and society. Archaeologists generally...

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Anorexia Nervosa

Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek.

in Anthropology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9392 words.

With its multidimensional etiology, rich history, and increasingly complex epidemiology, anorexia nervosa has emerged as a biocultural disorder of significance for medical anthropology....

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Anthropology

Edited by John L. Jackson.

P ublished online January 2012 .

Research Guide. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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Anthropology and Design

Todd E. Nicewonger.

in Anthropology

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9994 words.

While anthropological studies of design expertise are not new, recent publications, conferences, and online forums have helped coin what is commonly referred to as design anthropology or...

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Anthropology and Militarism

David Price.

in Anthropology

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9932 words.

Anthropology has a long and ambivalent relationship with military organizations. Whether it was anthropology’s development in the shadow of colonialism, settler colonialism, the expansion...

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Anthropology of Africa

Dillon Mahoney.

in Anthropology

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 19742 words.

Anthropological research in Africa has a long and storied history. Even before the trained British professional anthropologists began long-term fieldwork in the 1930s, there had been a...

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Anthropology of Christianity

Simon Coleman.

in Anthropology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 15388 words.

Anthropologists have studied examples of Christian worship ever since the early days of the discipline, and yet it has received less attention than other religious expressions such as...

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Anthropology of Emotion

Olivier Allard.

in Anthropology

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7332 words.

Emotions have always appeared in anthropological monographs—in the study of kinship or ritual, for example—but for a long time they were either taken for granted or judged to be beyond the...

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Anthropology of Islam

Saba Mahmood and Jean-Michel Landry.

in Anthropology

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9033 words.

The emergence of Islam as an object of anthropological inquiry results from a series of shifts internal to the discipline. Until the late 1960s, anthropologists had centered their attention...

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Anthropology of Kurdistan

Chris Houston.

in Anthropology

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10057 words.

Outside of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, surrounding states and the United Nations do not recognize Kurdistan as an independent entity. In Iran, it is a heavily policed...

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