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BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Biological anthropology : study of human biological variation through time and as it exists toda
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BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Five specialties: 1. Human biological evolution as revealed by the fossil record (paleoanthropology) 2. Human genetics 3. Human growth and development 4. Human biological plasticity (the body’s ability to change as it copes with environmental conditions) 5. Primatology (the study of monkeys, apes, and other nonhuman primates)
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LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY Linguistic anthropology : study of language and linguistic diversity in time, space, and society Language in its social and cultural context, throughout the world Sociolinguistics : study of language in society; investigates relationships between social and linguistic variation
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APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY Anthropology has two dimensions: Academic anthropology Practicing, or applied, anthropology Applied anthropology : use of anthropological data, perspectives, theory, and methods to identify, assess, and solve contemporary social problems OR Applied Anthropology, refers to the application of the method and theory of anthropology to the analysis and solution of practical problems.
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APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY Many applications, including cultural resource management, public educational programs, and historic preservation Applied anthropologists often work for nonacademic clients, such as governments, development agencies, non-governmental organizations(NGOs), tribal and ethnic associations, advocacy groups, community organizations, social-service and educational agencies, and businesses. Cultural resource management (CRM): deciding what needs saving, and preserving significant information about the past when sites cannot be saved
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APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY Who are Practicing Anthropologists Work? Today, most applied anthropologists are practitioners who use cross-cultural knowledge and anthropological methods for research and action around the world, not only from a university base. Practicing anthropologists are found in all business, government, health, education, and human services domains. They may work for congresswomen, in hospitals, school districts, research and consulting firms, or state and local governments. They are often researchers but more and more, they don't just study problems.
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