Anthropology seeks to understand what it is to be human, studying societies and cultures in order to grasp their similarities and differences. Anthropology studies and compares the lives and world-views of people across the world, from hunter-gatherers to 'Western' city-dwellers, from settled agriculturalists to migrant workers. Ethnomusicology (study of world musics) can be studied as part of Anthropology.
Anthropology encompasses the biological and social study of humans as complex organisms with the capacity for language, thought, and culture. Its commitment to the integrated study of both diversity and commonality among people throughout the world gives it a distinctive place in the field of learning. Anthropology is a subject that seeks to be holistic and comparative as well as critical and reflexive.
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