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Applying Anthropology 1010

Applying Anthropology 1010 - • Because anthropologists...

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Applying Anthropology What is Applied Anthropology? Encompasses any use of knowledge and/or techniques of the four subfields to identify, assess, and solve pratical problems. Applied anthropology always considers sociocultural contexts when solving problems. Examples of Applied Anthropology Biological - Forensics, public health, nutrition, genetic counseling, substance abuse, epidemiology, aging, and mental illness. Archaeology - Cultural Resource Management (CRM), historical preservation, public education, and contract archaeology. Cultural -- Education, evaluation, public policy, business, design, marketing, international business, law, and dispute resolution. Linguistic - Education The role of applied anthropologist
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Unformatted text preview: • Because anthropologists are experts on human problems and social change, they are highly qualifies to suggest, plan and implement policy affecting people. • in the 1940's, anthropologists would "study at a distance" • British colonial anthropology aided colonial regimes • Modern Anthropology aid the sidenfranchised as well as work with clients from the business world. • Ethics Academic and Applied anthropology • After WWII, academic anthropology expanded rapidly with univesities adding anthropology departments to keep up with demand, with most graduates working in education. • Today, hald of PhD graduates will work outside of academia • Theory aids practice and practice fuels theory....
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