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Cultural Anthropology/Social Anthropology
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I. Religious Studies – II. Natural Sciences

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Ethnology in the German-speaking realm corresponds roughly to cultural anthropology in the USA and social anthropology in the British realm of influence. Different disciplinary classification in the three scientific regions has led to specific configurations. Common to all is the object of investigation: human culture and comparison of (as an ideal, all) individual cultures. The American tradition initially drew its m…

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Laubscher, Matthias Samuel and Meisinger, Hubert, “Cultural Anthropology/Social Anthropology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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