Holistic Perspective in Anthropology: Definition & Approach


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What is holism?

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1. Why is holism favored as an attitude among anthropologists?

2. Which of these is best studied by ethnography?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although most commonly known for its role in medicine, the holistic approach can also be applied to other fields. The questions in this quiz will focus on holism in anthropology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your comprehension of:

  • The definition of holism
  • Holism's role in anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Physical anthropology

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - demonstrate understanding of the term 'holism'
  • Critical thinking - apply knowledge of anthropology in studying the holistic approach
  • Reading comprehension - assure that you completely grasp the concept of holism as it applies to anthropology

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson entitled Holistic Perspective in Anthropology: Definition & Approach contains more information about this topic. Lesson objectives include:

  • Compare and contrast the different types of anthropology
  • Explore a hypothetical situation involving Dutch anthropology
  • Discuss the job duties of a linguist