Anthropology Vocabulary Chapter 14

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Anthropology Makes a Difference

Public Anthropology

anthropology that aims to communicate with non-anthropological audiences and to have an impact on critical issues of wide social significance

RACE Project

a traveling museum exhibition and website emphasizing race as a cultural construction and the ways in which race is assigned meanings in American culture
o Race is embedded in almost all areas of American life

African Burial Ground National Monument

a site in lower Manhattan in New York City where the skeletal remains and artifacts of an African American community were discovered and analyzed by anthropologists, leading to greater understanding of the role of both free and enslaved blacks in the 18th and 19th centuries

Forensic Anthropology

the application of physical anthropology to identifying skeletal or badly decomposed human remains to assist in the detection of crime and the prosecution of those responsible

Environmental Justice

a movement to expose and address the problems of environmental pollution among poor, powerless, and minority communities

Medical Anthropology

a subfield of anthropology that draws upon social, cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology to better understand those factors that influence health and illness; concerned with the experience, distribution, prevention, and treatment of disease

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