Re: Sociology/Anthropology

Matthew Hill (mhhill@WATARTS.UWATERLOO.CA)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 21:33:14 -0500

On Thu, 22 Feb 1996, Warren Sproule wrote:

> This point is more forcibly reiterated in a 1991 paper by David Wilson
> considering more closely the
> "... separation between sociology and anthropology. In the main, sociology
> studies Western literate societies, anthropology, oral or 'primitive'
> societies. I am frankly not convinced that anthropology is much more than
In other words, Sociology is a form of ethnography. That is whatI had
decided when I dropped the field after getting a joint Soc/Anthro Masters.
It is another topical area, like political science or economics, limited
to the descriptive (as opposed to the theoretical) because it only
considers one case.

Matthew Hill (