Analyzing Sociocultural Systems
The analyses of sociocultural systems, anthropologists investigate cause-and-effect relationships among different variables. Technological and economic variables are assessed in the analysis of society of culture. Anthropologists find that cultural values and norms also influence technology and economic conditions. Research includes such areas as social structure, including the family, marriage, kinship, gender, and age. Religion is studied for its diversity of worldviews. Myths, rituals, religious specialists, beliefs, and religious movements are explored in relationship to other aspects of society.