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acculturation

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
112 words

The development of new cultural traits or identities as a result of cross-cultural contact. It can refer to situations of

acephalous society

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
59 words

A society that operates without a formally recognized or stable leadership structure. It is associated primarily with *foragers and

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
6,732 words
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This entry comprises two articles. The introductory article provides a discussion of the origins and phylogeny of HIV; the companion

action theory

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
128 words

A line of inquiry within *political anthropology during the 1960s and 1970s concerned with the daily activities, decision-making processes,

activist anthropology

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
124 words

The practice of collaborative research and action with (typically, but not always, socially marginalized) people involved in a political struggle.

actor-network theory

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
136 words

An approach to the study of social relations rejecting the idea that ‘social forces’ cause human action, holding instead that

adaptation

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
105 words

Genetic, biological, or behavioural adjustments that play a functional role in the ability of organisms to survive and/or reproduce in

Adaptation

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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Current Version:
2005

Adaptation refers to the many properties of organisms that enable those organisms to stay alive and reproduce. Adaptation is one

adjudication

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
109 words

A form of *dispute resolution in which a third-party individual or council with socially recognized authority intervenes in a

advocacy anthropology

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
94 words

The practice of providing direct vocal or political support for subjects in an anthropological research project. It is one of

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