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Cultural Anthropology

Ref.: Franz Boas posing for Kwakiutl Hamatsa figure group at the Smithsonian Institution, 1895.

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Subject Terms

The following is a partial list of subject headings related to Cultural Anthropology that can be used to locate articles, books, and other items in the FAU Libraries Catalog.

  • Altruism
  • Case Study
  • Cultural Relativity
  • Culture
  • Ethnocentricism 
  • Ethnography
  • Folklore
  • Franz Boas
  • Globalization
  • Linguistics 
  • Margaret Mead
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Ruth Benedict 
  • Subculture

Databases Specific to Anthropology

Video Resources in Anthropology

General Databases

Locating Full-Text Articles

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Last updated on Feb 23, 2024 3:31 PM