Categories AnthropologyAnthropology I

I.9.5 Racial traits in relation to heredity and environment

An anthropologist utilizes various hereditary and environmental factors for racial classification. There is different views on relative influence of heredity or inherited traits and those external agents ie the environment or surroundings on racial traits. In multiracial societies racial groups differ greatly in regard to social and cultural factors such as socioeconomic status, healthcare, diet, […]

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I.3.4 Globalization and indigenous economic systems- Case studies

Tribals live in peripheral market system and they had different degree of exposure to globalization and colonialism. The impact of colonial rule was greatly determined by indigenous customs and traditional values. For example, Nandi and Bushman tribe in Africa were mainly hunting and gathering tribes and they partly practiced pastoralism. The concept of land, private […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I. Comparative study Vs Generalization in Anthropology

Cross-cultural studies ie holocultural studies or comparative studies, is a specialization in anthropology that uses field data from many societies to examine the scope of human behavior and test hypotheses about human behavior and culture. On the other hand, generalization in Anthopology is derived from cross cultural studies which brings out general principles or law of human behavior that can be applied […]

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Categories Anthropology IAnthropology II

I & II Anthropology and a pandemic- Coronacene epoch

Introduction- The COVID-19 pandemic is worst event in the recent history of mankind after second World war. This pandemic has not only rendered humans powerless, it has apparently shifted the balance of power in globalized economy in ever increasing militarized world. The “Coronacene” might well be as worthy of attention as the “Anthropocene.” According to […]

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