By Mike Morris
Useful and obtainable, this dictionary is designed to enlighten these newly engaged in anthropological learn or looking a brief consultant to the sphere.
- Fills a necessity for a beginner’s pocket consultant to the far-reaching and complicated box of anthropology, together with over 800 distinct entries and the highbrow historical past of terms
- Written in simple, jargon-free language, for readers with no vast historical past within the field
- Features short, conceptual definitions of phrases, bibliographical references to anthropological classics, similar works for heritage examining and additional research
- The straightforward structure contains daring phrases featured somewhere else within the e-book, huge cross-references, and indexes of names, peoples, locations and subjects
- Incorporates similar terminology from allied fields corresponding to sociology, economics and geography
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Further reading: Urry (1993); Goody (1995); Kuper (1996). broker. An individual who acts as an intermediary between parties trying to reach an agreement. In anthropology, brokers may be viewed as social agents (see agency). Robert Paine compared their role to that of patrons (see patron–client relationship). The term “culture broker” or “cultural broker” specifically refers to the member of an indigenous group who acts as a go-between or interpreter with other cultures—for instance, native americans who dealt with settlers.
British social anthropologist of Africa; born Liverpool and educated at Dublin and Oxford. Having trained for the Colonial Service he was posted to Tanganyika (now Tanzania); he subsequently studied and taught anthropology at Oxford, doing further fieldwork in Uganda. He went on to hold the Chair of African Studies at Leiden. His books include Bunyoro: an African kingdom (1960), Other cultures (1964), and The Nyoro state (1971). He also co-edited Studies in social anthropology: essays in memory of E.
Black. As used to denote ethnicity, black or Black became the generally acceptable term for dark-skinned people, and to discuss issues concerning them (“Black politics in the new era”) from the later twentieth century. Initially sometimes implying militancy—as in Black Power—it gradually passed into more neutral use. Compare colored, negro. Further reading: Alexander (1996). black economy. See informal economy. Bloch, Maurice (1939–). Cognitive anthropologist born in France and educated at Cambridge; professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics from 1984 to 2005.
Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology by Mike Morris