Definition of social anthropologist in English:

social anthropologist


  • An expert in or student of social anthropology.

    ‘trained as a social anthropologist, he has worked for 30 years in the Brazilian Amazon’
    • ‘In Australia medical anthropology is usually the domain of social anthropologists, who are more likely to offer a critique of biomedicine than to work within its paradigm.’
    • ‘So archaeologists often work hand in hand with social anthropologists.’
    • ‘Social anthropologists have documented the development of chieftainships as an intermediate stage between these two forms of social organization.’
    • ‘He went on to an eminent career as a social anthropologist, but in 1946 he ceased to be a poet.’
    • ‘Richardson is a social anthropologist studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.’