a subdiscipline of anthropology concerned with the non-biological, behavioral aspects of society; i.e. the social, linguistic, and technological components underlying human behavior. Two important branches of cultural anthropology are ethnography (the study of living cultures) and ethnology (which attempts to compare cultures using ethnographic evidence). In Europe, it is referred to as social anthropology.
the study of contemporary and recent historical cultures all over the world. The focus is on social organization, culture change, economic and political systems, and religion. Cultural anthropology is also referred to as social or sociocultural anthropology.
a sub-field of anthropology concerned with human society in its social and cultural aspects.
a subdiscipline of anthropology studying behavioral aspects of society; i.e. the social and technological logics behind human behavior. In Europe often referred to as Social Anthropology.
the branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society
the sub-field of anthropology that examines present human culture through direct participant-observation.
anthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology
A branch of anthropology that compares the similarities and differences among human cultures.
Cultural anthropology, also called socio-cultural anthropology or social anthropology, is a field (one of four that are commonly recognized in the United States) of anthropology, the holistic study of humanity. It is the branch of anthropology that has developed and promoted "culture" as a meaningful scientific concept; it is also the branch of anthropology that studies cultural variation among humans. The anthropological concept of "culture" reflects in part a reaction against earlier Western discourses based on an opposition between "culture" and "nature", according to which some human beings lived in a "state of nature".