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Diaspora

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 17-Mar-2023 11:27:19

Introduction Diaspora refers to dispersion of people from their homeland to host countries due to various reasons through migration. Studying diaspora is important because people have been migrating since centuries. Their experiences, hardships, political, social, economic and cultural engagements in both the homeland and host country should be investigated ... Read More

Adaptive radiation, Mosaic Evolution

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 17-Mar-2023 11:08:36

Introduction Adaptive radiation occurs when a species is exposed to a new environment or when the environment changes. It is a key process in the evolution of biodiversity and is driven by natural selection and the availability of new resources. When a single species or group of closely ... Read More

Demographic theories- Biological, social and cultural

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 17-Mar-2023 10:59:44

Introduction Improved knowledge of demographic reality in both current and previous populations is provided by anthropological demography by using anthropological theory and methodologies. The dynamic processes that determine population growth, structure, and differences throughout time and geography are the main focus of demography. The majority of anthropology's attention is given ... Read More

Symbolism

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 17-Mar-2023 10:16:00

Introduction Symbols serve as a medium of verbal communication as well as a means of ritual expression, cultural interpretation, and artistic and religious expression. Symbolism investigates how society works based on the meanings of its symbols, how they are perceived, etc. The interrelationships between individuals, language, and culture are studied ... Read More

Ethno-archeology in india

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 16-Mar-2023 17:16:27

Introduction Ethnoarcheology is a subdiscipline of anthropology formed by the blend of two disciplines- ethnography and archeology. It is a research technique to form an analogy between the traditional living societies and the archeological records. It originated in the end of the nineteenth century with increasing interest of ethnographers and ... Read More

Epidemiological Anthropology

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 16-Mar-2023 16:59:57

Introduction Epidemiology is commonly referred to as the study of the incidence and causes of disease and injury in the common population. Epidemiological anthropology focuses on population diversity in prevalence and distribution, and it clarifies the aetiological elements involved in a disease’s incidence. Human development follows a medically predetermined path, ... Read More

Directional Selection

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 16-Mar-2023 16:46:05

Introduction "Directional selection" is a process of natural selection where individuals with a certain trait or set of traits are favored over others, leading to a shift in the average trait value in a population. This type of selection occurs when environmental conditions change or selective pressures for a particular ... Read More

Demographic Profile of India

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 16-Mar-2023 16:33:05

IntroductionIndia is the second most populated country in the world after China having 17% of the world’s population. It is diverse in terms of its population structure and culture having both tribal and non-tribal populations. Its population follows various religions like Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, etc.India is diverse in terms of ... Read More

Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 16-Mar-2023 16:15:59

IntroductionThe most crucial component of the theory of evolution is the principle of natural selection. The rationale behind the notion of natural selection lays the groundwork for how various creatures have evolved over millions of years on earth. Additionally, it is the foundation of Darwinism. The fact that Darwinism does ... Read More

Culture and Personality

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Praveen Varghese Thomas

Updated on 16-Mar-2023 15:57:53

Introduction Culture refers to the shared beliefs, values, customs, and behaviors that characterize a group or society. Culture is transmitted from one generation to the next and shapes the way individuals perceive the world and interact with others. Personality refers to the unique set of psychological traits and characteristics that ... Read More

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