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Blog: A Beginner's Guide to Anthropology

Welcome to the Anthropology 4U blog, “A Beginner’s Guide to Anthropology!” In these posts, I write about the four fields of Anthropology for a general audience. And, I try to make the content easy to understand. So if you don’t know anything about Anthropology and you want to learn, keep reading! You can view the posts by category using the options below, and you can also view posts by tag. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and they teach you a lot about Anthropology. If you have comments or suggestions for future posts, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you! Hope you have a great day!

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Medical Anthropology

The 5 Approaches of Medical Anthropology

As I mentioned in a previous post, Medical Anthropology is the anthropological study of health and illness. This subfield of anthropology consists of five basic approaches. Note: Some textbooks merge some of these approaches into just three, but I was

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Red and orange bacteria
Medical Anthropology

How is Political Organization Related to Disease?

In a previous post, I explained that Medical Anthropology is a branch of Anthropology that studies health and illness from an anthropological perspective. So, what is this anthropological perspective? Well, there are a few different ways that Medical Anthropologists approach

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stages of sickness experience. A hand holding a glass of water and a hand holding pills.
Medical Anthropology

The Stages of Sickness Experience

In the last post, I talked about how people act when they are sick, which is called the sick role. Now, I’d like to continue talking about being sick and focus on the stages of sickness experience. Some researchers believe

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Medical Anthropology

What are Culture-Bound Syndromes?

In the last post, I talked a little about cultural psychiatry, and how the definition of normal behavior and abnormal behavior differs around the world. Because of this, medical anthropologists wonder if our Western definitions of mental illnesses are not

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Medical Anthropology

Research Methods in Anthropology: Free Listing

In this post, I would like to share more information about Anthropological research methods. In a previous blog post, I explained how Cultural Anthropologists study culture. And, in another post, I explained how to do ethnographic surveys. Also, I talked

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Medical Anthropology

What is Medical Anthropology?

As you probably know, I am an Anthropologist. In some previous posts (here and here and here), I mentioned that I am a Medical Anthropologist– I specialize in Medical Anthropology. I even worked as a Medical Anthropologist for the Cleveland

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Medical Anthropology

COVID-19 in Spokane, Washington

We’ve all been hearing about the new coronavirus, called COVID-19. Many cities around the world have been shut down, to try to contain the virus. I live in Washington state in the USA, which has been called the epicenter of

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Want to Learn More About Anthropology?

Do you like this blog? Do you want to learn even more about Anthropology? Check out the Resources section of this website! On the Anthropology Links page, you can view a list of links to websites that are related to Anthropology. On the Recommended Reading page, you can see some of the introductory Anthropology books that I recommend reading. On the Anthropology Articles page, you can read some interesting online articles about topics in Anthropology. And, on the Anthropology 4U videos page, you can view my YouTube videos, all without having to leave this website! Finally, on the SlideShare Presentations page, you can view my SlideShare presentations, also without leaving my website. Don’t know what SlideShare is? Check it out here.

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