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Title      : BAN-11 Foundation of Anthropology
Subject      : Anthropology
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 24/226
Total Price      : Rs.      : 166
 
 
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Definition, History and Scope of Anthropology Total views (1330)  
Anthropology as subject of study or branch of knowledge has assumed the present form after passing through various stages of the development. It deals with the development of man and his origin the creation and evolution. Every society and religion has its own views about it. But there is no branch of knowledge that studies it in a scientific manner.
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 0  
 
Social and Cultural Anthropology Total views (1323)  
Social and Cultural Anthropology is concerned with man's institutions. Socio/Cultural anthropology is a major division of anthropology that deals with the study of society and culture in all its aspects. It uses the methods, concepts and data of archaeology, ethnography and ethnology, folklore and linguistics in its descriptions and analyses of the diverse people of the world.
Pages: 9
Price: Rs 6.75  
 
Physical / Biological Anthropology Total views (1320)  
It is also referred to as biological anthropology. Characterisitics of it not only deals with physical or morphological man but also the genetics, the latter is supplementing and replacing the former. Physical Anthropology studies mankind from a biological perspective. The branch deals with the biological evolution of man and, variation in man, or to be more correct, man and his relations, to see......
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5  
 
Archaeological Anthropology Total views (1308)  
Archaeology is fundamental to a scientific understanding of human culture and societies of the past through recovery and interpretation of both remnants of ancient material culture. It is also a subject of tremendous interest, superficial and sensational kind. Archeology, one way is the ethnology of early man where the inferences are deduced through the remains of early man and the material left, ......
Pages: 10
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Linguistic Anthropology Total views (1306)  
Anthropological Linguistics focuses on mainly the unwritten languages of non-Western peoples. It puts to test theories of language based mainly on European languages and examines languages in the full range of social and cultural settings. Anthropological Linguistics after the development of the subject of linguistics has become more associated with the latter. Systematic study of the evolution an......
Pages: 7
Price: Rs 5.25  
 
Applied Anthropology Total views (1304)  
Applied Anthropology can be defined as the organized interaction between professional anthropologists and policy making bodies both public and private. In this sense, the administration can well utilize the services of the anthropologists and their works for policy making and administration of various regions in a heterogeneous or multinational state by utilizing their knowledge of the cultural va......
Pages: 6
Price: Rs 4.5  
 
Life Sciences Total views (376)  
The meaning of life is deeply mixed with the philosophical and religious conception of existence, socialites, consciousness and happiness and teaches many other issues, such as symbolic meaning, ontology, value, purpose, ethics good and evil, free will, conception of God, the existence of God, the Soul and the afterlife. Scientific contributions focus more on describing related empirical facts ab......
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5  
 
Earth sciences Total views (376)  
The ages before the Christian era and the first eighteen centuries of that era contributed little more to the history of the earth than a knowledge of the organic nature of fossils. All primitive cultures, as they elaborated their religious doctrines sought to explain the origin of the earth and of the life upon it. The Hellenic Philosophers gave much time to speculation about the origin of the ea......
Pages: 10
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Medical Sciences Total views (380)  
Medicine is the science and it is the art of healing. A variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Medicine applies health science, biomedical research and medical technology to diagnose and treat injury and diseases through by medication or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy. The word medicine i......
Pages: 9
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Social Sciences Total views (379)  
As a matter of fat there can be a science of anything in the universe. The Etimology of the word science suggests this idea. 'Science' means systematic knowledge in Latin 'Sire' means "to Know". The English word science tokes its origin from sire. It covers the complete field of human learning. Where ever there is systematic study of fact, their classification according to some principle, and a di......
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6  
 
Environmental Sciences Total views (376)  
Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, to study the environment and the solution of environmental problem. The physical environment includes lights and heat or solar radiation, moisture, wind, oxygen, carbon-di-oxide, nutrients in soil, water and atmosphere. The biological environment includes organisms of the same kind as wel......
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9  
 
Humanities Total views (375)  
Literary humanism is even more recent and has been a response to the literary critiques of post structuralism, which minimize the between text and life. The humanistic critic argues that characterization in fiction of good fiction allows us to understand the complexities of social life through the actions of specific, fictive c characters. The brief review suggests that humanism is synonymous with......
Pages: 9
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Human Evolution Total views (388)  
Biological anthropology as the name indicates is the study of biological aspects of man. It became an independent science at a time when human anatomy was still imperfectly known. Initially biological anthropology was considered as a technique for taking carefully defined measurements, computer indices and other statistics. Thus the prevailing approach was static with emphasis on taxonomy. However......
Pages: 12
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Human Variation Total views (381)  
Human variation is nothing but human biology. Variation is produced by the inheritance of particular characteristics from ancestors and by the action of the environment. All variations are determined by heredity and environment. However the importance of heredity and environment may vary from character to character. The genetic and environmental components of variation are complementary to one a......
Pages: 7
Price: Rs 5.25  
 
Human Genetics Total views (398)  
Genetics is the branch of biological science which deals with the transmission of hereditary factors from one generation to the other and also the ways in which they express themselves during the development and life of an individual. It is the science of inheritance. It is concerned with the laws of storage, transmission and realization of information for development and function of living organi......
Pages: 8
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Human Adaptation Total views (382)  
Living beings in general have the in built capacity and capability to adjust or adapt themselves to the environment. However, many species are capable of changing their environment suitable to their survival. Birds make nests and many mammals make burrows. But, human beings are the only ones who can significantly change their micro as well as macro environment through the capacity for, what we cal......
Pages: 6
Price: Rs 4.5  
 
Human Growth and Development Total views (390)  
The growth of foetus/ embryo is quite fast compared to the early days after birth. The individual registers a regular growth after birth upto the age of six or seven years. Thereafter there is a sudden spurt in growth for about three years. There are different ways adopted to study the growth patterns which have certain parameters such as age, sex and other environmental conditions. This we will b......
Pages: 6
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The Effects of Nutrition,InBreeding and Hybridization Total views (458)  
Different human groups show wide ranging variation in their cultures which are noting but the outcome of the experiences of individuals or groups of individuals in human societies under varying environmental conditions. The structure and functioning of different human groups and their individual members owe to divergent cultural rather than genetic variables. All cultures have their own history in......
Pages: 7
Price: Rs 5.25  
 
Society,Culture and Civilization Total views (405)  
In Common parlance the term society is very loosely used. It is used to designate the members of a specific group rather than the relationships found among them. Thus, the expressions, 'The Cooperative society', 'The agricultural society', 'The Mutual benefit society', 'The Cobblers Society', 'The Weavers society, 'The Society of Jesus', 'The Theosophical society, 'The High-society', 'The low soc......
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5  
 
Community Group and Institution Total views (394)  
The concept community, though popular, is very loosely used. It is given different interpretation and used in many different ways both by laymen and sociologists. To a commoner, it may mean a caste. Too facile application of the concept like student community, peasant community, working community, teaching community, world community, etc., creates too many confusions and complications. There are ......
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9  
 
Basic Human Institutions:Marriage and Family Total views (395)  
Marriage is a universal institution. It admits men and women to family life. Marriage is a stable relationship in which a man and woman are socially approved to have children. Without marriage there can be no legitimate offspring. Marriage simply means a socially approved way of establishing a family of procreation.
Pages: 21
Price: Rs 15.75  
 
Kinship and Kingship Terms and Kingship Between Lineage and Clan Total views (399)  
Kinship system represents one basic institution. Kinship is universal and most societies play a significant role in the socialization of individuals and the maintenance of group solidarity. It is supremely important in the primitive societies and extends its influence on almost all definitions of kinship.
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6  
 
Primtive Religion and Magic Total views (395)  
Religion exists in every society. Every where and every age men have been confronted with forces which they can neither explain nor control. This naturally let the human beings in all societies to acknowledge a power greater than themselves. It is the acknowledgement of power which has served as a base for religion. This acknowledgement is a faith in the supernatural and religion is a faith in the......
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6  
 
Primitive Economy and Politcial Organization Total views (411)  
Economic Organization consists of the ordering and Organization of human relations and human efforts in order to produce as many of the necessities of day- to-day life as possible with the expenditure of minimum efforts. It is the attempt to secure the maximum satisfaction possible through adapting limited needs to unlimited needs in an organized manner. This particular definition holds good for a......
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 8.25  
 


 
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