Book Chapter

Anthropology

Citation

Loingsigh AN (2019) Anthropology. In: Forsdick C, Kinsley Z & Walchester K (eds.) Keywords for Travel Writing Studies: A Critical Glossary. London: Anthem Press, pp. 13-15. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvg5bsp2.9

Abstract
As suggested by its Greek roots (anthropos meaning humankind; logia meaning ‘study’ or ‘science’ of), ‘anthropology’ refers to the broad disciplinary study of peoples and cultures. Anthropology as a subject of intellectual curiosity coincides with the earliest encounters of European travellers and explorers with cultural difference (see, e.g., The Histories of Herodotus). As anthropological inquiry developed, its purview remained overwhelmingly non-Western peoples, with the explanation of ‘other’ cultures serving as its primary intellectual motor. In Europe, the amateur beginnings of ‘anthropology’ were formalized during the second half of the nineteenth century with the formation of learned societies such as the...

Journal
Keywords for Travel Writing Studies

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2019
Publication date online22/04/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31468
PublisherAnthem Press
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781783089239
eISBN9781783089222