Practice: Anthropology - Currently no debate

Definition:

The study of ‘mankind’ or ‘humanity’.

Related Practice(s):
Sociology


Related Terms:
Place


Physical anthropological


Cultural Anthropology

Focuses on the material bases of society



Social Anthropology

The study by Western investigators of small-scale, ‘simple’, non-industrial cultures and societies, developed in the 19th century as an offshoot of imperial expansion.



Digital ethnography

The exploration of the impact of digital technologies on cultures and the constraints of cultures on the development of digital technologies. An example of a group performing digital ethnography can be found at Mediated Cultures: http://mediatedcultures.net/about.htm