ERIC Number: ED049120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey: Anthropology.
Smith, Allan H., Ed.; Fischer, John L., Ed.
This book is one of a series prepared in connection with the Survey of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BASS) conducted between 1967 and 1969. The primary goal of the report is to provide a balanced statement of the past accomplishments, present status, and future prospects of anthropology. Although selective, the report attempts a great deal: 1) it suggests the scope of the discipline by illustrating what some anthropologists have done; 2) it indicates the history and major accomplishments of each of the principal subfields; 3) it describes the interrelationships of these subfields and the interlocking interests of anthropology and tangent disciplines; 4) it surveys current and anticipated personnel and facilities needs; 5) it projects in a tentative manner anthropology's probable development over the coming few years; and, 5) it formulates a series of recommendations to improve the discipline and increase its usefulness in applied contexts. In addition to the editors, members of the Anthropology Panel of the BASS include: Stephen Boggs, Elizabeth Colson, Eugene Giles, Dell Humes, Douglas Schwartz, and Sherwood Washburn. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Behavioral Sciences, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Financial Support, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Linguistics, Occupational Information, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Research Opportunities, Research Problems, Secondary Education, Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Surveys
Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ($5.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Structure of Knowledge