This question is for people who have a good knowledge of both sociology and anth

  1. wingedcentaur profile image82
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    This question is for people who have a good knowledge of both sociology and anthropology. Tell...

    me: Do you think it is fair to say that sociology is the anthropology of the present, and that anthropology is the sociology of the past? If you think this is so please, very briefly, tell me why. What does this suggest to you, if anything?

  2. thequast profile image68
    thequastposted 7 years ago

    I don't think either of those statements can be made.  I think what you're getting at with your question is the fact that sociology is an emerging science.  In the past sociology was not studied the way it is now.  However to say that anthropology is the sociology of the past wouldn't be an accurate representation of the subject.

    So only study sociology is to ignore many other helpful areas.  Sociology is a branch of Anthropology, but you can't make it an end in itself.  Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, Sociology...etc all lend insight into understand man.

    Think of it as blueprints for construction.  You have to have several blueprints of a single job.  One blue print shows the walls, another shows the wiring, another shows the plumbing.  You can't put it all on one blue print because there would just be to much data there to decipher, so we put them on separate pieces of paper.  Each blue print however is necessary to the final construction project, and they are all integrated with each other.

  3. Emmanuel Kariuki profile image88
    Emmanuel Kariukiposted 6 years ago

    None of the above.

    Sociology is the study of societies that find themselves in close proximity, in cities, villages, offices and wherever humans come into contact with each other. These societies may vary in ethnic and racial composition - imagine the social group in a Cocacola branch, or a bunch of fans cheering their team. How they behave in specific settings can be studied by a sociologist.

    Anthropology on the other hand is the study of culture within a homogenous group speaking a specific language or dialect. This includes the material culture (clothing, utensils, musical instruments, war implements etc), Music and dance, proverbs, myths and folklore, kinship, religion, their thoughts on the causes of ilness and how to treat desease. Social groups within a culture can also be studied by a sociologist.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)