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General culture

Common learned behavior patterns that are acquired by people as members of a society.

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Culture; General culture

The comparative study of the function, structure, and history of languages and the communication process in general. Linguistics is also referred to as linguistic anthropology.


Culture; General culture

Marriage of one woman to one man at a time. This is the most common marriage pattern around the world today. If remarriage is allowed following divorce or death of a spouse, the marriage pattern ...


Culture; General culture

Extreme loyalty and devotion to a nation and its interests, usually at the expense of other nations or societies.

participant observation

Culture; General culture

Physically and emotionally participating in the social interaction of another society on a daily basis in order to learn about its culture. In practice this usually requires living within the ...

physical anthropology

Culture; General culture

The study of the non-cultural, or biological, aspects of humans and near humans. Physical anthropologists are usually involved in one of three different kinds of research: 1) non-human primate ...


Culture; General culture

The marriage of one woman to several men at the same time. This is a rare type of polygamy. It usually takes the form of "fraternal polyandry", which is brothers sharing the same wife.


Culture; General culture

The generic term for marriage to more than one spouse at the same time. It occurs as polygyny or, more rarely, polyandry.

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