Sociocultural Theory in Anthropology

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Sociocultural Anthropology has been through dramatic changes in the last 30 years.

This site provides resources for student and professional anthropologists interested in learning more about the discipline and its recent history.

Graduate students in the Indiana University Anthropology Department’s annual Proseminar in Sociocultural Anthropology have written these pages as part of their class work beginning in 1995.

The sections of the website explore different ways to think about the spatial, temporal, and intellectual dimensions of sociocultural anthropology (including some sociolinguistics).

Taking an anthropological approach, the site looks at how sociocultural anthropologists organize themselves into groups, how the discipline has changed over time, and at the individuals who have been influential in the discipline.