Lecture 06 Applying anthropology

Lecture 06 Applying anthropology - Lecture 6 outline...

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1 Lecture 6 outline 09/13/11 Applied anthropology Also called practical anthropology, applied anthropology is the use of anthropological data, perspectives, theories and techniques to identify, assess and solve contemporary problems involving human behavior as well as social and cultural forces, conditions, and contexts. An applied dimension is intrinsic to all four sub-fields of anthropology: Cultural anthropologists may work as cultural interpreters in development projects, public health programs, industrial design, and business planning, etc. Archaeologists may work for cultural resource management and historic preservation. Biological anthropologists may work in programs involving genetic counseling, nutrition, aging, epidemiology, substance abuse, and mental illness, etc. Linguistic anthropologists may be called to facilitate cultural understanding in various applied projects.
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2 The goal of most applied anthropologists is to find humane and effective ways of helping the targeted people. Some major fields of applied anthropology
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