Definitions for anthropologist
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word anthropologist
a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
One who is versed in anthropology.
one who is versed in anthropology
An anthropologist is a person with an extensive knowledge of anthropology who uses this knowledge in their work, typically to solve anthropological problems. Anthropology is concerned with studying the subject matter of fields such as philosophical anthropology, archaeological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, literary anthropology, as well as biological anthropology and forensic anthropology. There is a sense in which every human being is an anthropologist, if we accept a very humanistic and generous interpretation. This is to say that every human being is related to others and has a unique way of life. However, a more generally accepted interpretation in academia is that an anthropologist is one who has attained a Ph.D. in anthropology, teaches anthropology, has published literature in a field of anthropology in a peer-reviewed journal, or is widely accepted by other anthropologists as an anthropologist.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, Ours.
Because he did not have time to read every new book in his field, the great Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski used a simple and efficient method of deciding which ones were worth his attention: Upon receiving a new book, he immediately checked the index to see if his name was cited, and how often. The more "Malinowski" the more compelling the book. No "Malinowski," and he doubted the subject of the book was anthropology at all.
Translations for anthropologist
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- antropòlegCatalan, Valencian
- Anthropologe, AnthropologinGerman
- antropóloga, antropólogoSpanish
- antropoloģe, antropologsLatvian
- antropóloga, antropólogoPortuguese
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