Social anthropology

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Social anthropology studies patterns of behaviour in human societies and cultures.

It is the main part of anthropology in the United Kingdom and much of Europe.[1] There it is contrasted with cultural anthropology.[2]

In the United States, social anthropology is part of cultural anthropology or sociocultural anthropology.

References[change | change source]

  1. Dianteill, Erwan, "Cultural Anthropology or Social Anthropology? A Transatlantic Argument", L’Année sociologique 1/2012 (Vol. 62), p. 93-122 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "Benchmark Statement Anthropology (UK)" (PDF). QAA (UK). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2012-01-09.