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Criminal anthropology

Criminal anthropology is the branch of criminology that studies criminals on the basis of their behavior, their somatic indices, the various morphological abnormalities, integrating them with the data of psychopathology and sociology. Founder of this science is commonly considered Cesare Lombroso, followed by G. Marro, E. Ferri, R. Garofalo, A. Gemelli, N. Pende, B. di […]

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Visual anthropology

Visual anthropology is a field of applied cultural anthropology that studies and documents the visual manifestations of human behavior, processing data collected not only in ceremonies and customs but also in the myths, attitudes, and dreams of individuals and groups to which they belong. The investigations conducted among homogeneous groups, social classes and ethnic groups

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Cognitive anthropology

Cognitive anthropology is a field of research of cultural anthropology that focuses on the relationship between language, culture and reality. Cognitive anthropology aims to shed light on the basic cognitive processes through which human beings elaborate their knowledge of the world. Developed from the sixties of the twentieth century in the United States, cognitive anthropology

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Dialogic anthropology

Dialogic anthropology is a line of research in which the recognition of the essential role of dialogue as a privileged mode of expression of human intersubjectivity is central. The dialogical anthropology is a theoretical acquisition of the last decades of the twentieth century, whose main exponent is the American anthropologist D. Tedlock. Tedlock. Between research in

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Anthropology (from greek ἄνθρωπος ànthropos “man” and λόγος, lògos “speech, doctrine” then literally: “study of man”) is a scientific branch developed especially in the modern era that studies the human being from different perspectives (social, cultural, morphological, psycho-evolutionary, sociological, artistic-expressive, philosophical-religious), investigating its various behaviors within society; born as a discipline within biology, has later

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Ethnology (from the Greek: ἔθνος, ethnos meaning ‘nation’) is a branch of anthropology concerned with studying and comparing populations currently existing in the world. Interdisciplinary science that studies every aspect of human societies, essentially those that have not expressed their own forms of written literature. Compared to cultural anthropology, ethnology has traditionally made greater use of

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