(noun) The study of humankind in all places and times.
Audio Pronunciation: (an·thro·pol·o·gy)
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- Plural: anthropolgies
- According to the American Anthropological Association, the definition of anthropology is “the study of humans past and present.”
- A type of social science.
- An (noun) anthropologist (adverb) anthropologically studies culture to create (adjective) anthropologic or (adjective) anthropological works.
- “Anthropology seeks to understand human existence over geographic space and evolutionary time, whereas sociology seeks to understand contemporary social organization, relations, and change” (Kendall 2006:7).
- Word origin of “anthropology” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- MIT OpenCourseWare – Free Online Course Materials – Anthropology: ocw.mit.edu
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How to Cite the Definition of Anthropology
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “anthropology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/anthropology/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
anthropology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/anthropology/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “anthropology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/anthropology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“anthropology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/anthropology/>.