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Cultural Anthropology

The study of the culture and social structure of a community or society is called Cultural anthropology. It emphasizes the understanding of the total configuration and interrelationships of cultural traits, complexes and social relationships in a particular geographic environment and historical context.

Thus it is concerned with the influence of geographic and historical as well as social and psychological factors in the analysis of the development of culture, its present characteristics and the changes it is undergoing.Cultural anthropology is generally considered synonymous with social anthropology and ethnology.