Saturday, January 12, 2013

What Is Anthropology? This Is Anthropology!

What Is anthropology? This is probably the very question that bothers everybody in the field: freshmen, PhD students and even anthropologists. (Just think about the whole debate over whether anthropology is science.) It is even more so for people outside the descipline. Therefore, American Anthropological Association has established a website called "This Is Anthropology." On this website, you can learn more about the discipline of anthropology, use the interactive map to learn about anthropology projects in different parts of the world, explore the skills and careers anthropologists have, and find out how you can become an anthropologist. 

So what is anthropology? To cut a long story short, according to the Website, it is " the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."

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