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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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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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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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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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I.6.(e) Culture and personality

Culture and personality school viewed the interaction between psychological and cultural forces at work on the human experience. Culture and Personality thoughts are too diverse in nature to be called a homogenous “school of thought.” Ruth Benedict gave concept of Culture pattern, Margaret Mead studied impact of culture on personality, Linton advocated concept basic culture […]

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