If any of you would be interested in a Anthropology/Sociology SE please check out the proposal on Area51.

It would be great if any of you could post some example questions or critique the ones that are already posted in order to better define the SE. I think this would be a great SE for the platform since alot of questions that get asked in the History, Politics, and Philosophy Stack Exchanges often fall within the realms of Anthro/Socio and could be better answered on a platform specifically for those topics.

Nowadays these areas of study are becoming more and more important in the political, social, and cultural spheres, I think it's really important that we try to decrease misinformation and increase discourse on these subjects.


Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Sociology and Anthropology

  • Any thoughts are greatly appreciated – An Individual May 15 '18 at 20:42
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    I'll make this featured for a week or so. Hope it helps, good luck with the proposal. – user2953 May 15 '18 at 20:57
  • @Keelan Thanks! – An Individual May 15 '18 at 21:03
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    I'm not quite sure why these two topics should be covered together. Anthropology is vast a field and covers biology, medicine, cultural studies, philosophy and other things beside sociology. Why do you think it is a good idea to put the two of them together? – Philip Klöcking Mod May 15 '18 at 21:14
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    @PhilipKlöcking While the have different focuses, they study the same thing - They both study the behavior of humans within their societies. In fact, many colleges actually combine the two into one department. – An Individual May 15 '18 at 21:21
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    @PhilipKlöcking, because many questions would both be sociological and anthropolgical (well, we might assume sociology about what it is in the society now and anthropology what it was/can be in the society), like why psychology and neuroscience are a single site. – rus9384 May 16 '18 at 15:06
  • I just realised that the proper way to advertise this would probably be using a community ad (you can still do that now, of course). – user2953 May 17 '18 at 7:26
  • @rus9384 fyi they used to be under an umbrella name: cognitive science. Won't there be an umbrella name for sociology and anthropology? – Ooker May 29 '18 at 16:28
  • @Ooker, I am not sure. And they changed cogsci because now it's more recognizable. – rus9384 May 29 '18 at 16:58

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