Welcome to the Kortext sociology and anthropology category. Here, you can find an eclectic range of ebooks for your field of study or work.
The areas of sociology and anthropology are often grouped due to their similarities. However, there are fundamental differences between the two.
Sociology can be defined as “the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society.” It is the study of social life, its development and structure, from a scientific perspective. Sociologists look at the cognitive behaviour of groups in society.
In some cases, sociology can be closely linked with communication and media. This is because, in modern society, aspects of technology such as TV, social media, and the internet, in general, are shaping the way humans interact.
Anthropology is the study of humans from the perspective of its development over time, looking at changes. It is a broad and comparative field of study, with a focus on cultures and different viewpoints.
Anthropology can be broken down into sub-categories, including physical (biological) anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. However, most university courses offer a broader field of study than this, with options to specialise during the course.
Despite the differences between sociology and anthropology, it is possible to study and research the areas in conjunction with each other. Many universities offer courses that combine aspects of each topic. Both look at social order and behaviour, relationships, communication, and other factors that both draw humans together, and separate them.
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