Subfields of Cultural Anthropology
Subfields of Cultural Anthropology Anthropology 130
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Melodi Harfouche on Sunday January 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Anthropology 130 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by De Pendry in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views.
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Date Created: 01/31/16
Cultural Anthropology Also known as Social or SocialCultural Anthropology Folklore and/or Expressive Culture Ethnomusicology Medical Anthropology Rural (or Peasant) Studies Business, Education, Migration, Etc. Urban Anthropology Ethnography: Study of a community, society, or culture o The research and/or the book Linguistic Anthropology Sounds Structure (syntax) Vocabularies (think of the Inuitthey have over 300 different terms for the color white, etc.) Social variations Historical linguistics Indigenous (nonWestern) languages Physical (or Biological) Anthropology Physical Remains of Humans (Bones and Teeth) Primates Biological Characteristics of Contemporary Humans o What is it like to adapt to different altitudes? o Some studies focus on deepsea divers in Japan Forensic Anthropology Archaeology Study of past human behavior based on surviving material finds Applied Anthropology Work for nonacademic clients, such as government agencies, community groups, and businesses All four subdisciplines: o Cultural Anthropology o Linguistic Anthropology o Physical/Biological Anthropology o Archaeology Medical Anthropology Social Analyses of Many Topics Business Education Migration Etc., etc., etc. Urban Anthropology (versus rural anthropology)
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