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Anthropological Concepts and Definitions

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis was developed by Benjamin Lee Whorf (a linguist and anthropologist) and Edward Sapir. The theory argues that language is a finite array of lexical and grammatical categories

Political Anthropology: Society And Power

of power within these respective societies is both grand and far-reaching; that cultural communities with an unnatural presence of coercion and tyranny serve as the most powerful over common citizens

South African Women, Life After Apartheid

Africa was immense when compared to the numbers of the European-descended populace who established political and social dominance, the white elite established discriminatory policies from their earliest presence in the

The Melding of Social Justice and Anthropology

meaning is, We need a law against that" (Novak). As Jinks (1997) explains, the mere existence of "a law against that" (Novak) more often than not is not enough.

The Melding of Social Justice and Anthropology

places on the face of the earth in which social justice is in short supply and anthropological study occurs. Several of the authors listed appear to focus on Africa,

African-American Youth Public Speaking And Community Relations

(Hansen, 2008). It doesnt even have to be a formal speech, students fear speaking out in class (Hansen, 2008). The problem is so prevalent that many colleges have initiated classes

African-American Men and the Penal System:

of prison administrators, and the absence of proper order in prisons throughout several nations. He coined the term "penitentiary" as his ideal view for reform, presumably where convicts would

Gregory Bateson: Anthropology and Cybernetics

published in 1936 (Gregory Bateson). After leaving New Guinea, he went to the U.S. and traveled extensively, "teaching and lecturing on subjects in all fields at many different colleges"

African-Americans and Reconstruction

as well. Knowing that educated blacks would be a threat, slave owners prohibited their slaves from learning to read; thus it was with great anticipation that they began to attend

Frederick Douglass: An African American Life in 1877

after the Civil war. The Compromise of 1877, however, would signify the end of that tremendous possibility for the black man as a group. That compromise, a compromise

Anthropological Method To Hinduism

culture, writing ones observations, pondering, active participation in the culture or society being studied, studying poetry by and about members of the culture, studying historical documents, studying linguistic processes, considering

The African American Family and The Impacts on American Society

African American family just as they can be applied to views of families of other ethnicity. In his 1965 report "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,"

Medical Considerations for the African/Caribbean Culture

Madagascar) (Mulrain, 2004). In short, the people who arrived in the Caribbean were incredibly diverse in terms of their religious beliefs and cultural practices. To further complicate the

Success and Social Mobility for the African American in Twenty-First Century America

fight is not over. In order to fully understand the issue it is probably a good idea to first define the terms. What is meant by achievement or success? What

Crack Cocaine and Young African American Women: A Proposal for the Alleviation of One of the Most Serious Social Barriers to Success

adolescents in general and for society as a whole it has become a national priority to address methods which can be employed to reduce the major health risks which confront