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By Mike Morris

Functional and obtainable, this dictionary is designed to enlighten these newly engaged in anthropological learn or looking a short consultant to the sphere.

  • Fills a necessity for a beginner’s pocket advisor to the far-reaching and complicated box of anthropology, together with over 800 specified entries and the highbrow heritage of terms
  • Written in simple, jargon-free language, for readers with no vast history within the field
  • Features short, conceptual definitions of phrases, bibliographical references to anthropological classics, comparable works for history examining and extra research
  • The common layout comprises daring phrases featured somewhere else within the ebook, large cross-references, and indexes of names, peoples, locations and subjects
  • Incorporates comparable terminology from allied fields equivalent to sociology, economics and geography

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In linguistics, the act of changing one’s language style (code) according to audience: for example, to another language, or another dialect, or a different level of formality. Compare bilingualism, diglossia. cognate. Cognate entities are those that are related: two particular meanings are relevant. Humans referred to as cognates are consanguine (blood) relatives, those of common descent or filiation. This may imply relation on the mother’s side (enate, uterine) rather than the father’s (agnate, see agnatic).

Collective conscience or consciousness. According to durkheim, the shared moral framework and beliefs of a society, within which individuals must act and by which they are constrained. See social solidarity. Further reading: Durkheim (1933). collective representation. g. the idea of God) that is understood by the individual but also has wider meaning external to that individual as a kind of social fact. Although initially formulated with regard to religious practice, the term has wide use. Further reading: Durkheim (1995).

Important work in this area has been done by Tönnies (see GEMEINSCHAFT and GESELLSCHAFT).  a village—it is now often treated as nearer to being a shared ideology, irrespective of the location of its members. There is a good deal of debate about the specifics of what the term entails. Compare speech community. Further reading: Cohen (1985); Creed (2006). compadrazgo. A ritualized relationship found mainly in Spain and latin america in which a child acquires godparents who thereby form a significant bond with the child’s parents.

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