Daniel Brinton and the Professionalization of American Anthropology
... inclusion in this company makes it clear that he stood alongside these men in the
view of his contemporaries as a major figure of the period.
Brinton also served as president of the International Congress of Anthropology in Chicago in 1893. He published three papers in its Memoirs, their
number and ...
The Anthropological Society of Western Australia
... which our own Society is one. It was established in 193536 and, along with the journal Oceania has pioneered the
publication of anthropological materials. At first it was
published only by the New South Wales Anthropological
Society, but other State Societies (as they were formed)
joined the ‘parent ...
A Lost Period of Applied Anthropology
... which implies that the society was trying to live
down the violent period of the 1860's. However,
there was not complete agreement within the
organization and some of the former members of
the defunct Anthropological Society of London
seceded, in the early days of the new Institute, in
order to foun ...
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown - Journal for the Anthropological Study of
... they referred to past events for which there could be little or no valid evidence. Also, and more importantly, the increasing amount and higher quality
of reports from the field were bringing home to anthropologists the fact that
'primitiVe' societies were not just ragbags of savage customs, each of ...
Myth, Symbolism & Taboo
... • Term (Tabu & Kapu) originated in the Pacific
Islands, anthropologists associated it with images
of “savage” Polynesians observing mystical
• Every society has restrictions that limit behavior
in one respect or another, usually associated with
sex, food, rites of passage, sacred objec ...
... extended periods of data collection
or ethnographic fieldwork
• Study with people
• Seek meanings and interpretation of
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Social Anthropology - University of St Andrews
... engaged, reflexive and critically aware. The Department is very
highly rated in national subject surveys, for example in the
UK’s Complete University Guide it has been ranked in the top
five every year since 2011.
Social Anthropology element of your Honours degree
First year (2 x 20-credit modules r ...
A Proposal for an Anthropology Major to be Offered by the
... To encourage a comparative perspective on the varieties and commonalties of human
societies in the past and present.
To encourage a holistic perspective whereby students probe the interrelations between
different facets of culture
To promote a deep and lasting appreciation of a range of social ...
... Some of his comments during the talk:
Uncle Tom’s cabin in 1852 worked better than anything else against slavery.
Zadie Smith: “White Teeth”, a great book written by a woman who has lived in many
Diaspora literature, exile writers are often great anthropologists
Maric Glasby of Swansea was ...
Franz Baermann Steiner
Franz Baermann Steiner (born 12 October 1909 in the town of Karlín (the later suburb of Karolinethal), just outside Prague, Bohemia, died 27 November 1952, in Oxford) was an ethnologist, polymath, essayist, aphorist, and poet. He was familiar, apart from German, Yiddish, Czech, Greek and Latin, with both classical and modern Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Armenian, Persian, Malay, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, six other Slavic languages, Scandinavian languages and Dutch.He taught at the University of Oxford from 1950 until his death two years later. His most widely known work, Taboo, is composed of his lectures on the subject and was posthumously published in 1956. The extensive influence his thinking exercised on British anthropologists of his generation is only now becoming apparent, with the publication of his collected writings. The Holocaust claimed his parents, in Treblinka in 1942, together with most of his kin.