Categories Anthropology II

II.6 Tribes in India- economic activities

Broad categories on the basis of dominant economic activities in the respective economies : Food gatherer and hunter Shifting cultivator Cultivator Pastoralist Artisan Industrial labour I. Food Gatherers and Hunters Due to fast expanding means of communication and consequently increasing culture contacts with the people possessing advanced technology, they are turning into cultivators. There are […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.6.(d) Structuralism

“The structuralist paradigm in Anthropology, founded by Claude Levi-Strauss suggests that the structure of human thought process is the same in all cultures. The thought processes are reflected in various cultural institutions. Structuralism is  a method of analysing social relations and cultural products. It had its origin in linguistics, particularly from the work of Ferdinand […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.12. Anthropology in designing of defence and other equipments- 2

Anthropometry is about delivering impartial and exact information about the somatic makeup of humans. Anthropometry is used as a set of techniques associated with methods of measuring and aids in the creation of design which suits individual needs. The term anthropometry was introduced by Georges Cuvier. The first use of anthropometry in anthropology was in […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.12. Anthropology in designing of defence and other equipments

Anthropometry is used as a set of techniques associated with methods of measuring and aids in the creation of design which suits individual needs. The term anthropometry was introduced by Georges Cuvier. The first use of anthropometry in anthropology was in physical anthropology where it was used to study human variability among different human races. […]

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Categories Anthropology I

1.6.(c) Functionalism

Functionalist theory is the fundamental metaphor of the living organism, its several parts and organs, grouped and organized into a system, the function of the various parts or organs being to sustain the organism, to keep its essential processes going and enable it to reproduce. Likewise, members of a society can be thought of as […]

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