Anthropology

Anthropology ( /ænθrɵˈpɒlədʒi/) is the study of humanity. It has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The term "anthropology" is from the Greek anthrōpos (ἄνθρωπος), "human being", and -logia (-λογία), "discourse" or "study", and was first used in 1501 by German philosopher Magnus Hundt.

Anthropology's basic concerns are "What defines Homo sapiens?", "Who are the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens?", "What are humans' physical traits?", "How do humans behave?", "Why are there variations and differences among different groups of humans?", "How has the evolution
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
The Lost City of the Monkey God
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
God: A Human History
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Euphoria
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes
The People in the Trees
What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
The Interpretation of Cultures
The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Tristes Tropiques
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
The Golden Bough
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Water Shall Flow from the Rock by Arie S. IssarEarology by J.K. KarmakarScopolamine-Morphine Anaesthesia by Van HoosenExcursions in Sinology by Lien-sheng YangMan the Molecule by Charles Edgar De Anguerre
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DMT by Rick StrassmanThe Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy NarbyA New Science of Life by Rupert SheldrakeFingerprints of the Gods by Graham HancockThe Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake
Curious Minds
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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonSapiens by Yuval Noah HarariCollapse by Jared DiamondThe Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Big History
62 books — 55 voters
1984 by George Orwellگم شده ای در مه by سید مرتضی مصطفویFlowers for Algernon by Daniel KeyesBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Stanley A. Freed
When asked why he wrote the book, Freed said: In the 1980s, I joined the small group of anthropologists who were writing about the history of their subject. I believed that I could add some balance to American anthropological history, and that the best place to start was with museums— where the story began. The more I delved into the archives, the more I was fascinated. I was hooked.
Stanley A. Freed, Anthropology Unmasked: Museums, Science, and Politics in New York City

Kurt Vonnegut
I think about my education sometimes. I went to the University of Chicago for awhile after the Second World War. I was a student in the Department of Anthropology. At that time they were teaching that there was absolutely no difference between anybody. They may be teaching that still. Another thing they taught was that no one was ridiculous or bad or disgusting. Shortly before my father died, he said to me, ‘You know – you never wrote a story with a villain in it.’ I told him that was one of the ...more
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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