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I wasn't a big fan of social anthropology. And, luckily, that created room for me to work in visual arts because I sort of ignored my requirements. I think I was attracted to social anthropology because I liked to travel and was always interested in far-off places.
Darren Aronofsky

Meaning of "anthropology" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANTHROPOLOGY

anthropology  [ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY

noun
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Anthropology is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANTHROPOLOGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

anthropology

Anthropology

Anthropology /ænθrɵˈpɒlədʒi/ is the study of humans, past and present, that draws and builds upon knowledge from the social sciences and biological sciences, as well as the humanities and the natural sciences. Since the work of Franz Boas and Bronisław Malinowski in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, social anthropology in Great Britain and cultural anthropology the US has been distinguished from ethnology and from other social sciences by its emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons, long-term in-depth examination of context, and the importance it places on participant-observation or experiential immersion in the area of research. Cultural anthropology in particular has emphasized cultural relativism, holism, and the use of findings to frame cultural critiques. This has been particularly prominent in the United States, from Boas's arguments against 19th-century racial ideology, through Margaret Mead's advocacy for gender equality and sexual liberation, to current criticisms of post-colonial oppression and promotion of multiculturalism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANTHROPOLOGY


apology
əˈpɒlədʒɪ
astrology
əˈstrɒlədʒɪ
biology
baɪˈɒlədʒɪ
biotechnology
ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
bumpology
bəmˈpɒlədʒɪ
carpology
kɑːˈpɒlədʒɪ
ecology
ɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
escapology
ˌeskəˈpɒlədʒɪ
hippology
hɪˈpɒlədʒɪ
methodology
ˌmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ
palaeoanthropology
ˌpælɪəʊˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ
pathology
pəˈθɒlədʒɪ
physiology
ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ
psychology
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
sociology
ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ
technology
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
terminology
ˌtɜːmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
topology
təˈpɒlədʒɪ
tropology
trɒˈpɒlədʒɪ
typology
taɪˈpɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANTHROPOLOGY

anthropogeny
anthropogony
anthropography
anthropoid
anthropoid ape
anthropoidal
anthropolatry
anthropological
anthropologically
anthropologist
anthropometric
anthropometrical
anthropometrically
anthropometrist
anthropometry
anthropomorph
anthropomorphic
anthropomorphically
anthropomorphise
anthropomorphism

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANTHROPOLOGY

anthology
archaeology
cardiology
dermatology
epidemiology
gastroenterology
genealogy
histology
homology
immunology
information technology
microbiology
morphology
mythology
neurology
oncology
otolaryngology
pharmacology
phonology
radiology
theology

Synonyms and antonyms of anthropology in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «anthropology» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Find out the translation of anthropology to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of anthropology from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anthropology» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

人类学
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antropología
570 millions of speakers

English

anthropology
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नृविज्ञान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الَأنْثروبولوجيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

антропология
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

antropologia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নৃবিদ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anthropologie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Antropologi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anthropologie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人類学
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인류학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Antropologi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhân chủng học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மானுடவியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानववंशशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

antropoloji
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

antropologia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

antropologia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

антропологія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

antropologie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανθρωπολογία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

antropologie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

antropologi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

antropologi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anthropology

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTHROPOLOGY»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anthropology

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10 QUOTES WITH «ANTHROPOLOGY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word anthropology.
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Darren Aronofsky
I wasn't a big fan of social anthropology. And, luckily, that created room for me to work in visual arts because I sort of ignored my requirements. I think I was attracted to social anthropology because I liked to travel and was always interested in far-off places.
2
W. H. Auden
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
3
Ruth Benedict
The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
4
Franz Boas
I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time.
5
Octavia Butler
Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to.
6
Jan Chipchase
I specialise in taking teams of designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists and ethnographers into the field. It's called 'corporate anthropology,' but personally I'm more comfortable with 'design research,' because I'm not an anthropologist by training.
7
Wilhelm Dilthey
If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.
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Micky Dolenz
Ever since I was a kid, I've had an enormous interest in the sciences - everything from quantum physics to anthropology.
9
Anselm Feuerbach
Theology is anthropology.
10
Peter Gay
Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTHROPOLOGY»

Discover the use of anthropology in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anthropology and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Research Methods in Anthropology
Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
H. Russell Bernard, 2011
2
Structural Anthropology
The ?structural method, OCO first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology. This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to L(r)vi-StraussOCOs understanding of"
Claude Levi-strauss, 2008
3
Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader
This is a collection that stands to serve both scholars and students.
Alessandro Duranti, 2009
4
Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in ...
Through 24 case studies from around the world, the volume provides a powerful argument for the imperative of anthropological perspectives, methods, information, and collaboration in the understanding and practice of public health.
Robert A. Hahn, Marcia Claire Inhorn, 2009
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Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology
" A companion volume to The Interpretation of Cultures, this book continues Geertz's exploration of the meaning of culture and the importance of shared cultural symbolism. With a new introduction by the author.
Clifford Geertz, 2008
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The Subject of Anthropology: Gender, Symbolism and ...
In this ambitious new book, Henrietta Moore draws on anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis to develop an original and provocative theory of gender and of how we become sexed beings.
Henrietta L. Moore, 2007
7
The Anthropology of Music
This is a comprehensive approach to music from the point of view of anthropology.
Alan P. Merriam, 1964
8
Anthropology Matters
The second edition of this popular text has been updated throughout and includes four new chapters on language revitalization, social media and social revolutions, human migration, and the role of NGOs in international development practice.
Shirley A. Fedorak, 2012
9
Anthropology, History, and Education
This 2007 volume contains all of Kant's major writings on human nature.
Immanuel Kant, Günter Zöller, Robert B. Louden, 2007
10
Medical Anthropology and the World System
This is the first textbook to incorporate this perspective.
Hans A. Baer, Merrill Singer, Ida Susser, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANTHROPOLOGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anthropology is used in the context of the following news items.
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MSU research on how skulls fracture could impact child abuse cases
Fenton and MSU's Forensic Anthropology Laboratory consult with medical examiners and law enforcement around the state to help identify ... «Lansing State Journal, Jul 15»
2
Student archeologists report from field, add to knowledge of ancient …
"This is my very first dig, and let me tell you, it's no walk in the park," said senior anthropology major Valentina Emiliani, a participant in this ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
3
The Complicated Science—and Conflict—Behind Identifying the …
The evidence from these studies is cracking open one of the biggest mysteries in anthropology: Who were the ancestors of today's Native ... «Pacific Standard, Jul 15»
4
Oregon State University Graduates
Chris W. Le May, Bachelor of Science, Anthropology; Renae N. Lenhof, Master of Science, Nuclear Engineering; Leah A. Lindblom, Bachelor of ... «Corvallis Gazette Times, Jul 15»
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Arkansas City, Kan., looks to capitalize on massive American Indian …
Donald Blakeslee, an archaeologist and anthropology professor at Wichita State University, said evidence uncovered in a study he led in early ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
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Nadia Bolz Weber: A pastor for America's outsiders
"Because what I see in a lot of what would be categorised as liberal theology is what we call a high anthropology, which is a very high opinion ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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“I Love GMO”: The Warped World Of The Pro-GMO Lobbyist
He's much more qualified to speak on politics, trade, the environment or anthropology than a bunch of lefties who don't know one side of a petri ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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IU Student To Graduate With A Degree In Stand-Up Comedy
His schedule runs the gamut, from theater, psychology, anthropology and sociology to the general course requirements all students in the ... «Indiana Public Media, Jul 15»
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New show Married At First Sight tries out a scientific approach to …
A panel of experts in psychology, social and evolutionary anthropology and theology will attempt to create the perfect match. The matches were ... «BreakingNews.ie, Jul 15»
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Oil on Troubled Waters
“Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels” is a page-turner, at any rate if you like close argument in anthropology, archaeology and history. It stems ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»

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