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  • She majored in anthropology and just finished a report for the State Department that describes tribal customs in eastern Africa.
  • Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
    Alfred L. Kroeber
  • The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
    Ruth Benedict
  • Why did you major in anthropology?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One

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  • He helped to define the field of medical anthropology.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • ...which in the books of anthropology is written Kwakiutl.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • A homeless man was watching them, as an anthropologist would, from the sidewalk, miming the taking of notes.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was possible; they did go in for certain subjects—international relations, political science, anthropology.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I remember one of the professors was the famous anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Perhaps it’s anthropological but that’s a ghastly category to be in.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • A cast of your skull, sir, until the original is available, would be an ornament to any anthropological museum.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • She studied the other kids at school like an anthropologist, trying desperately to fit in.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • "Rice is life," says the anthropologist Goncalo Santos, who has studied a traditional South Chinese village.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Mom was an anthropologist looking for ancient DNA.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • But some, like Karen Feltz, the anthropologist councilwoman, began to do some research.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • According to the learned Charles Lindhorn, a professor of anthropology at Boston University, homicide rates among the Pashtun tribes are way lower than homicide rates in urban areas of the United States.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Langdon’s colleagues often joked that his place looked more like an anthropology museum than a home.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The rapes are part of the general denigration and humiliation of Central Americans in Mexico, where the migrants are seen as inferior because they come from less developed countries, says Olivia Ruiz, a cultural anthropologist at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • In May 1990, Chris graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, where he’d been a columnist for, and editor of, the student newspaper,The Emory Wheel, and had distinguished himself as a history and anthropology major with a 3.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The last thing Sherpas want is to be preserved as specimens in an anthropological museum.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I have studied objectively the anthropological arguments, the accepted cliches about cultural and ethnic differences.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Dunbar has combed through the anthropological literature and found that the number 150 pops up again and again.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Yes, something — ape-like about him, like one of those pictures I’ve seen in — anthropological studies!
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Articulate among them would be the great Jung, bland, super-vigorous, on his rounds between the forests of anthropology and the neuroses of school-boys.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • And then Kirke, the anthropologist from Yale, who apparently was not going to be able to come.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The guest waiting here looked nothing like the usual bookish, flannel-clad doctors who entered this building—those of anthropology, oceanography, geology, and other scientific fields.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I hired an anthropologist, an expert, and he quickly pointed out that the outfit was obviously of Interior Salish origin.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Oh, anthropological data— Stage Manager.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • The same thing happens with a lot of those left-wing plays of the 1930s; they may have been fine as rallying cries in their day, but as works of lasting interest, they work for lots of us only as cultural anthropology.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He still wasn’t sure why he was there-it was like an anthropology experiment, in his mind.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • We also visited the anthropological department, and I was much interested in the relics of ancient Mexico, in the rude stone implements that are so often the only record of an age—the simple monuments of nature’s unlettered children (so I thought as I fingered them) that seem bound to last while the memorials of kings and sages crumble in dust away—and in the Egyptian mummies, which I shrank from touching.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • The dust jacket identified him as "a physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • After reading several books on anthropology, education, and didactics, Alexey Alexandrovitch drew up a plan of education, and engaging the best tutor in Petersburg to superintend it, he set to work, and the subject continually absorbed him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Her mother, an anthropologist, is doing fieldwork on midwives in Thailand.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • PILKINGS Look, just when did you become a social anthropologist, that’s what I’d like to know.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • He taught social anthropology and law and bluntly spoke out against the government’s social policies.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Were his reactions those of an anthropologist watching some primitive religious rite?
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Mimmi was studying sociology in Stockholm, and she had an older sister studying anthropology in the States.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Only my medscanner and a few packets of anthropological software made useless by the destruction of my other equipment remained.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It’s some kind of an anthropological report about—about Customs, in the South Seas, and what it doesn’t SAY!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Not that I’m an expert anthropologist or anything, but this first brief look at the village made me think of books and movies I’d seen about Europe back in medieval days.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • I read in an anthropology book that Chinese say, "Girls are necessary too"; I have never heard the Chinese I know make this concession.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Robbie had put down his trowel and stood to roll a cigarette, a hangover from his Communist Party time—another abandoned fad, along with his ambitions in anthropology, and the planned hike from Calais to Istanbul.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Had we a science with the courage and authority to concern itself with mankind, instead of with the mechanism merely of vital phenomena, had we something of the nature of an anthropology, or a psychology, these matters of fact would be familiar to every one.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • He supposed that his readings in anthropology caused him to take such a coarse view of what was after all a simple and natural demonstration of family feeling; but when he remembered that the Wellands did not expect the wedding to take place till the following autumn, and pictured what his life would be till then, a dampness fell upon his spirit.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • "But I wish, instead of limiting ourselves either to the Bible, or to anecdotes about the Brothers Adam’s wigs, which Culture Hints seems to regard as the significant point about furniture, we could study some of the really stirring ideas that are springing up today—whether it’s chemistry or anthropology or labor problems—the things that are going to mean so terribly much."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The descent of the Occidental sciences from the heavens to the earth (from seventeenth-century astronomy to nineteenth-century biology), and their concentration today, at last, on man himself (in twentieth-century anthropology and psychology),mark the path of a prodigious transfer of the focal point of human wonder.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Lila found Pat via the anthropology department.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "Sort of like an anthropological case study," Jenny said.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • It is not a skeleton, it is a complete and uninjured body, preserved with an anthropological object.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
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