Cultural anthropology

2017-07-27T19:05:22+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Avunculate, Digital anthropology, Origin myth, Civilization, Patriarchy, Cognitive science of religion, Mana, Meme, Witchcraft, Gentlemen's agreement, Vagrancy (people), Anna Karenina principle, Intercultural competence, Western culture, Nomadic pastoralism, Human ethology, Potential cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact flashcards Cultural anthropology
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  • Avunculate
    The avunculate, sometimes called avunculism or avuncularism, is a feature of some societies whereby men have a special role in relation to their sisters' children.
  • Digital anthropology
    Digital anthropology is the study of the relationship between humans and digital-era technology, and extends to various areas where anthropology and technology intersect.
  • Origin myth
    An origin myth is a myth that purports to describe the origin of some feature of the natural or social world.
  • Civilization
    (This article is about human society. For other uses, see Civilization (disambiguation).) A civilization (or civilisation, see spelling differences) is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification, symbolic communication forms (typically, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment by a cultural elite.
  • Patriarchy
    Patriarchy is a social system in which males hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property.
  • Cognitive science of religion
    Cognitive science of religion is the study of religious thought and behavior from the perspective of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences.
  • Mana
    Mana is a word found in Austronesian languages meaning "power, effectiveness, prestige," where in most cases the power is understood to be supernatural.
  • Meme
    A meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture".
  • Witchcraft
    Witchcraft (also called witchery or spellcraft) broadly means the practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised by individuals and certain social groups.
  • Gentlemen's agreement
    A gentlemen's agreement or gentleman's agreement is an informal and legally non-binding agreement between two or more parties.
  • Vagrancy (people)
    A vagrant or a vagabond is a person, often in poverty, who wanders from place to place without a home or regular employment or income.
  • Anna Karenina principle
    The Anna Karenina principle describes an endeavor in which a deficiency in any one of a number of factors dooms it to failure.
  • Intercultural competence
    Intercultural competence is the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of other cultures: * Appropriately.
  • Western culture
    Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Western world, Western society or European civilization is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe.
  • Nomadic pastoralism
    Nomadic pastoralism is a form of pastoralism when livestock are herded in order to find fresh pastures on which to graze.
  • Human ethology
    Ethology has its roots in the study of evolution, especially after evolution's increasing popularity after Darwin's detailed observations.
  • Potential cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact
    The cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact is the corpus of changes to terrestrial science, technology, religion, politics, and ecosystems resulting from contact with an extraterrestrial civilization.