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What is the difference between Anthropology and Sociology?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Jul 26, 2019

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E. Barnes

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E. BarnesProfessional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington
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Answered on Jul 26, 2019

There are a lot of people who tend to become confused about anthropology and sociology because they seem to be the same. They both focus on studying human behavior but they have some differences too. Sociology will usually focus on society as a whole while anthropology will deal with the culture of the people.

There are some anthropologists who go to different places in order to study the culture of the people there. They create reports about it to make it easier for people to understand the culture that is being followed by the people who live in that place. Sociology usually discusses conformity and how people would usually react given the situation that they are in.

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C. Wasek

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C. WasekPhilanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi
Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered on Jul 22, 2019

Sociology and Anthropology seem to be two different things but actually, they have some differences. Sociology is known to concentrate on society and all of the things that society does. Anthropology is known to focus on the culture of people, the environment, and even more.

Anthropology is known to check the various ways that people have lived in the past. Even details that are connected to how they lived will be studied. There are some who will study both because they have some branches that are connected with each other. It is just the disciplines that they have to study that are a bit different from each other.

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