How Does Specialization Affect an Anthropologist's Connection to Other Disciplines?
How does specialization affect an anthropologist's connection to other disciplines?
A) Most anthropologists have some overlap with other disciplines that share their research.
B) Specialization isolates anthropologists from other disciplines.
C) There is very little specialization in anthropology, so communication with other disciplines is frequent.
D) Anthropologists can become so specialized they become a part of another discipline altogether.
How is the study of anthropology useful?
A) The study of anthropology gives us a better understanding of humankind.
B) Exploring human variation shows us why social stratification is unavoidable.
C) It teaches us that Western culture should be replaced by more indigenous belief systems.
D) The study of world cultures helps us determine which culture traits are the best.
Anthropology is sometimes called the "umbrella discipline" because it can encompass so many diverse areas of study. Explain what topics fall under the scope of anthropology, and why.
What is the holistic approach? Demonstrate how the holistic approach is a vital component of the anthropological perspective.