Author: Mentors4ias

Action Anthropology: UPSC Anthropology

Action anthropology is an approach used by anthropologists and other applied social scientists to help indigenous and underrepresented communities solve problems. Action anthropologists are generally motivated by concerns for social justice, though this is...

Ethno-Archaeology in India: Explained with case study

Ethnoarchaeology is a research technique that involves using information from living cultures—in the form of ethnology, ethnography, ethnohistory, and experimental archaeology—to understand patterns found at an archaeological site. An ethnoarchaeologist acquires evidence about ongoing...

Pseudo-kinship: UPSC expected question

Pseudokinship or fictitious kinship takes place when the social relationships simulate the ones arising through real kinship (consanguinity or affinity) but without any biological relationship. For example, in many societies, children who are breast-fed...

Headhunting tribes: For UPSC Anthropology

Topic: Paper 1: Religion and Magic, MagicoReligious Functionaries, Feuding among tribes (Political anthropology), law and justice in primitive society  Paper 2: Socio-economic characteristics of Indian tribes, Social change among Indian tribes, Impact of Christianity on...

Pseudo tribalism: Case study

Topic: Paper 2: Pseudotribalism, Tribe-caste continuum, Sanskritization, De-sanskritization, Social change in India  Pseudotribalism is a process in which the non tribals take up certain tribal features or pretend to be tribals in order to...