Anth op-ed. - Title Spread a little good around I always wondered what anthropology was A dictionary definition and my anthropological idol

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Title: Spread a little good around I always wondered what anthropology was. A dictionary definition and my “anthropological” idol, Temperance Brennan from the show Bones was not enough of an answer to my inquiry. Within the first few lectures of my cultural anthropology course I was able to grasp that anthropology is all about understanding every aspect of humankinds’ cultures, social functions, biology, and past archaeology with the intention of making our own society more educated and more improved with the learned knowledge. When faced with the question of who benefits from anthropological research, I concluded that the society supporting the research and the individual anthropologist conducting the research both gain because of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that vary with each party involved. In order for anthropological research to be undertaken, the patrons (usually universities and research foundations) must approve the project. Each individual university and organization has its own specific guidelines for determining which anthropological research gets funding. Two of these general criteria include whether the research will have positive impacts on the
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 2 taught by Professor Walsh during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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Anth op-ed. - Title Spread a little good around I always wondered what anthropology was A dictionary definition and my anthropological idol

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