Anthropology is the comparative study of different ways of life. It explores an ‘insider’ perspective on interpreting human behaviour by asking questions about what people do, why they do it, what they mean by it, what motivates them to do it and what people value in diverse societies and cultures. Anthropologists gain this knowledge and understanding experientially by immersing themselves in the lives of others. Through a method called fieldwork, they observe the lives of others by living with them, sharing their experiences and discussing their perspectives to gain a detailed understanding of their cultural world.
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